murals, pop art, portraits by Maria Beadell

St Patrick and St Mary

03/07/2013 17:40

I was gripped by a sense of spiriualism when I painted this latest canvas. I was at a bit of a crossroads in my life and seeking spiritual guidance as a possible way to help. St Patrick and St Mary are my two closest guardian angels, according to one advisor. I was therefore inspired to paint them, and using the power of intuition and automated thought that this discipline promotes; depict them as I imagined them. Mary is wearing a red flowing robe and St Patrick a green one (naturally!). They both have a beautiful, ethereal countenance that befits unearthly beings.  At the centre of the painting, and between them, is a shining light that they have created, which can also be read as a spiritual awakening of conscience.