My Guardian series is by far my most popular work. I have painted more than 10,000 of these images.
I began painting guardian angels on strips of wood that were left over from a classroom project. I gave these pieces to friends and family when they were going through a time of grief or trouble. I find that Guardians are most loved when they are placed in the corners of life where people have felt the most afraid or alone.
My family encouraged me to begin painting Guardians that could be given as gifts. My mother says, "All of us have at least one dark corner in our lives." These angel paintings were featured in This Threshold: Writing on the End of Life, published in 2007 by the Hub City Writers Project in support of Hospice.
My Guardians have been installed in church sanctuaries, college campuses, public parks, homeless shelters, cemeteries, and refuges for people who have been abused or neglected. They also have been welcomed gifts for expectant mothers, new drivers, recent graduates, and retiring clergy. I hope a Guardian can find a meaningful place in your life as well.
In addition to Wet Paint Syndrome, this Guardian series is available in these retail locations.
Wet Paint Syndrome on Etsy.com
Wild Oats & Billy Goats Atlanta, Ga. and Roswell, Ga.
The Nest Artisan Markets Tryon, NC and Landrum, SCVintage Warehouse of Spartanburg Spartanburg, S.C