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About the Artist: For Heather Jonson, as a Maori, European, New Zealand artist, art is a holistic expression of wairua, the life force of creation. In Maori culture every object and living being in this world and any other has its own mauri or 'life principle' thus from a Maori perspective each work of art has its own mauri which includes the wairua (spirit) and mauri (uniqueness) of the artist as well as of the whenua (land/place) from which it comes. In the Maori world the skills, ideas and wairua of those who have gone before and have influenced the current works are also honored as are the materials used. For Maori the materials also have their own mauri and as such are treated with respect and gratitude During the making, there are points, where the artist lets go of intent and allows the process of exploration to discover the path to the work's completion. When a piece is completed the artist then sends it out into the world where the work begins a life of its own. As it moves through space and time and from hand to hand it becomes imbued with the wairua of all those who have connected to the work which deepens its mana (respect/value).

Light and Shadow

  • "Fort William 31 miles long and 1.2 miles wide, Loch Linnhe is situated on the banks of Fort William and also stretches past it. Its breath taking scenery and blazing sunsets make it the ideal location for photographers and Artist: s alike. It also boasts many opportunities to document the diversity in wild life, such as many seals that inhabit these tranquil waters. There are also porpoises, dolphins, and an abundance of sea birds. If you look up into its crystal clear blue sky you might just spot the odd Golden Eagle souring high above you. Fort William is also situated at the foot of the mountain Ben Nevis and this is what inspired me to create this majestic scene in all its surrounding glory."~ Maria Bertolone Art is my passion and always will be, ever since an early age I was always drawing and painting, winning many school competitions for the best painting. To this day, I have no idea how many drawing books and rubbers, pencils etc. I managed to go through. I work mainly from my vast collection of personal photos I have taken over the many years, when I have been on vacation. I always have my camera at hand as it is my friend, and if I come across a certain scene or area of interest, I like, I take a photo. Then when I am at home, in my studio, I start working on it. I will always paint and produce art for as long as I possibly can. ~ Maria Bertolone This magnificent and serene oil painting will accentuate any room in your house, especially the bedroom. This art piece will send you into a blissful night's rest. Available for purchase: A reproduction of the14.5" x 12.5" original Mixed Media Painting. Purchasing a Contemporary Art Gallery Online reproduction is an easy way to revitalize a dull room, create an area of discussion, show your personality, and more. Art is appropriate and more importantly encouraged, for every room in your house? including the bathroom! Create wall collections from floor to ceiling, ascending the staircase, or choose oversize pieces to consume a wall. No longer are there right and wrongs, to hanging art. The trend today is to show your personality and you through the art you have chosen. Blank walls are out! Art always makes a difference. Great art turns a house into a magnificent home, showcasing the amazing you! Let us help you create your dream room and more importantly your dream home. Let us help you find that art that truly speaks to you!

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