This past summer, I was invited to exhibit four of my acrylic paintings at M.T. Burton Gallery in Surf City, New Jersey on Long Beach Island (L.B.I.). I was thrilled to have my work in such a lovely space, among wonderful pottery, sculpture and paintings.
These are three of the four paintings that were on view. "Celestial Explosion," top left, "This is Earth," top right and "Ascension," right. You can read more about these paintings on myblog.
If you’ve never been to L.B.I., I suggest a visit. The beaches are beautiful, and, while there’s no boardwalk as at other famous New Jersey beaches, nature lovers and bird watchers (like me) can enjoy Barnegat Lighthouse State Park at the northern tip, and part of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Holgate at the southern tip of this narrow 18-mile island.
This acrylic painting, “Mama Loves You,” depicts the unconditional love of a mama hare and her leveret (baby). It represents a world where love is simple. Where there is no room for petty divisiveness. Where you don’t have to like someone to love them. Where positive internet souls replace negative internet trolls.
Simple love sounds easy, but it’s not. Let’s keep trying. I think the hares would agree.
Thanksgiving Prayer by Jennifer Beahan
"We give thanks to nature for all it has provided us.
For family and friends who walk with us throughout the years.
We give thanks to those who have alleviated suffering,
Who have fought against oppression and injustice, and have fought for the freedoms we enjoy.
We give thanks for those who have sacrificed their lives to make our world a better place to be.
We give thanks for those who have advanced our understanding of medicine and science.
We give thanks to those who have applied paint to canvas in a way that stirs feelings deep within us, Who have composed songs which make our spirits soar, To all these people, we give praise and thanks.”