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Life Is Good by Angela  Burman

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Pear painted in oils, photographed and blended with textures in CS3

Dedicated to my RB friends who I cherish

My inspiration for this work was a beautiful poem by Michael Shepherd called The Ripe Pear.

Quartering this ripe pear
- a knife-and-fork job; it gave little away
except a slight softness around the stalk,
yet seems to contain more juice than
any work of man could hold -

quartering this ripe pear,
I’m caught up in wonder:
this is almost too good for human beings -
it should have a religion built around its praise;

as if it wishes to tell us something
that we might have overlooked
about such mouth-worn phrases as
Nature’s bounty and God’s grace..

or as if, two thousand years ago,
it had leaned, heavy on its branch,
from the wall of Plato’s leafy Academy,
saw him writing of ideals,
and smiled;

and now I’ve written that,
I can eat this pear,
tasting it and what I’ve written;

this pear, I swear,
now tastes even better;
as if I had submitted
on some altar, to be consumed by praise;
praise that tastes of pear; pear that tastes of praise.

Born in Cardiff, but now live in the West Midlands. Graduated from Birmingham City University with a BA (Hons) in Visual Arts.

Key styles: impressionism, abstracts and whimsical,which cover a wide range of subject matter from pure abstract, figurative, portrait, still life, nature and wildlife.

Media used: oils, acrylic, mixed media, collage, textiles and digital photography and photoshop.

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  • Varry
    Varryalmost 4 years ago

    Life is good is a great title and so is this Angela…wonderful ;-) x

  • Thank you very much for your lovely comments Varry x

    – Angela Burman

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindalmost 4 years ago

    wow Angela! you did this amazing poem brilliant justice! seriously fabulous art! love it! xoxoxoxoxo

  • How kind you are Shar. Thank you dear friend xxx

    – Angela Burman

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 4 years ago

    I love this work. The silvers, the golds. The gorgeous!!!

  • Thank you very much for your lovely comments Bunny

    – Angela Burman

  • Redviolin
    Redviolinalmost 4 years ago

    Oh..this is something special

  • Thank you very much for your lovely comments

    – Angela Burman

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckeralmost 4 years ago

    How awesome Angie!!! Did the grunged look!!! Total coolness!!! :o)

  • Dawn you are such a wonderful support, thank you so much :)

    – Angela Burman

  • maggie326
    maggie326almost 4 years ago

    Awesome work Angela.. and great poem

  • Thank you very much Maggie

    – Angela Burman

  • strawberries
    strawberriesalmost 4 years ago


  • Thank you very much

    – Angela Burman

  • Fiery-Fire
    Fiery-Firealmost 4 years ago

    yummy even in gold leaf :))

  • Thank you very much

    – Angela Burman

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 4 years ago

    Angela, this is breathtakingly beautiful! I would favorite it 100 times if I could! It is just outstanding!

  • Thank you very much Dot for your wonderful comments. They have given me great joy today x

    – Angela Burman

  • Sharksladie
    Sharksladiealmost 4 years ago

    Love this Angela… very very pretty!! :)

  • Thank you very much stephanie

    – Angela Burman

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