Thursday, July 20, 2023


Water Image 3
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010

We were talking tonight in class about how to unify people
and make them feel part of the community when they come
from all over the world. In my art, I have tried to create small
communities to link people and places from different geographic

This painting Water Image 3 is part of a series,
joining the oceans, and people that loved specific ocean places
together by bands representing the beaches at the edge of the ocean.

This is one of my favourites, a young woman from India I met
through a class, and had come to work for a family here as a nanny.
She was studying Pre-health with the hope of one day becoming a nurse,
or a doctor. She moved several times, and I lost touch with her. I hope
 she achieved her dreams. I'm forever grateful to her for posing for me.
The painting travelled to New York, and hangs in my studio at the moment.

Have a loving your life day


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Beautiful painting and young woman❣️❣️❣️It is difficult to become part of a new community. We had new neighbours move in a month ago and have yet to meet them! ❤️❤️❤️

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Evelyn,

So true. I'm so glad I like my neighbours. They are wonderful.


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