Grace to Paint


Weekly Oil Paintings by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND


race to Paint

Weekly Oil Paintings
by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND

Pretty Portulaca

8×8″ oil on gessoed artist board; click on painting for purchase information.

In late August, the garden outside the retreat center was abuzz with bees and hidden activity in the bright light of the sun. The deep yellows and oranges of this favorite edge-plant caught my eye, and their spherical flowers were too tempting to ignore. So I plucked from their abundance and put them in a small glass bottle. The challenge was completing the work before they closed and fell. I fear they were not so happy with me!

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Meet Sr.Maresa

I am Sister Maresa Lilley, a member of the Sisters of Notre Dame, located in Chardon, Ohio, USA. For many years, I have enjoyed a passion that permits me to reflect upon simple reality with a brush in hand. To capture a simple essence on canvas and to discover inherent beauty is a daily immersion.

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