Monday, July 15, 2019


No Question about it in life one of my top sheroes is Oprah
Oprah Winfrey Skype Sketch
from the show Where In The Skype Are You
willow charcoal on Canson Mi-Teintes paper
11 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009
And in art one of my sheroes is 
Mary Cassatt (painted from a black and white photo --
photographer unknown --colours imagined!)
Acrylic on birch panel
5 x 7 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015

I have so many women heroes. The two above matter so much to me.
And today I must add the four American congresswomen (Alexandria Ocasio-
 Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar) American
President Donald Trump racially targeted and told to "go back" to the
"crime infested" countries they came from. Three of the four were born
in the U.S., and the other is a U.S. citizen.  I am so proud of them for
standing up to Trump, and for saying that his full on racist remarks are
a diversion from the critical issues of the children being held in disgusting
conditions at the U.S./Mexico border, and climate change -- the most
serious world issue now.

I have painted many women, and many of them are my sheroes.
Who are the great women who matter in your life? Three cheers
for the four congresswomen.

Have an acknowledging your sheroes day. 

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A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!