Featured in Abstract Art September 2011
Featured in Painters Universe September 2011

This is one in a series of paintings that were part of my grief therapy after losing my only child to a very violent and senseless crime. Up and until March 4, 2009, my life had been a rough journey but life can be rough for everyone at times. My JOY was my baby boy turned artistic young man, Joshua Douglas Walker Broomfield. I got a call from someone in my mother’s old neighborhood asking if I was alone… when I said, “Yes, what’s up?”, the voice on the other end of the line said, “Josh is dead.”

I thought my LIFE had ended with the final realization that it was not a horrible nightmare… but a cruel reality with which I would have to endure.

Calling this piece “Rough Passage” only scrapes the very surface of the pain I endured in 2009… the pain that still lingers near today. The difference is that the GRACE of GOD has infused me with a LOVE that lingers ever close no matter what… so I create ART. Every day, I create ART. I live it, I breathe it, I commune with it! I realize this disclosure may sound crazy… it is my way of turning tragedy into TRIUMPH.

The series (including this piece) is simply oil (Shiva Paintstixs) on heavyweight muslin.

I’m an abstract-expressionist painter… a mixed media, encaustic, collage artist who uses a non-objective, emotive style of creative expression and visual messaging. I create to survive, to LIVE with more JOY and less pain. ART (plus faith in God) is what sustains me.

All images © Angela L Walker, all rights reserved. Please DO NOT PIN my images on Pinterest.

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  • DLKeur
    DLKeurabout 3 years ago

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 3 years ago


    SEPTEMBER 25rd 2011

    SEE YOUR WORK IN THE PERMANENT FEATURED GALLERY
    SEE ONGOING CHALLENGES
    Your participation with works/votes it is greatly appreciated
    Mary

  • Thanks so much, Mary…. thanx for featuring this piece!

    – © Angela L Walker

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 2 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • Thank you so much for accepting this piece… it means so very much to me!

    – © Angela L Walker

  • inessence
    inessenceover 2 years ago

    You can see the Turning Point collective feature HERE
    Thank you for being a part of Her Journey. xxx

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 2 years ago

    So very touching…..I have tears as I try to contemplate your pain….How beautiful to turn that energy into something so wonderful with your art….An inspiring story Angela! I am so pleased your work is featured in ‘Her Journey’…Congratulations ♥

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 2 years ago

    I’m sure Josh would be happy that you are creating art everyday, Angela. Your journey is a very hard one, but I want you to know that you are an inspiration to me. I love your work, and I’m thrilled to be featured with you here at Her Journey. Congratulations. xxx

  • Albert
    Albertover 2 years ago

    great colors………keep it up.

  • linaji
    linajiover 2 years ago

    Oh how I love this very deep feeling work of art, I am just getting to know you and see that your journey is not so easy, but I do believe you reveal so much in your work and you have not givin up on understanding this world and the one that seems separate but never really is. Love having you in this group Her Journey and congrats!!

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