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Modern Madonna by Heather Alley

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oil painting on canvas
18″ × 24″
Original is for sale, it’s on my site under painting gallery 1 or you can contact me for purchase of original.
I was inspired by my friend Kumar here at RB and this is what happened!
I hope you enjoy.
Thanks for being here.

I paint, write, sing and sculpt whatever I want whenever I want. The end.

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  • Van Cordle
    Van Cordleabout 6 years ago

    Excellent work!! Wonderful!

  • F. Magdalene Austin
    F. Magdalene A...about 6 years ago

    A faceless Madonna, gotta love it.
    At first when I saw her hand I thought it was a backwards letter C but then my own interpretation kicked in. Looking closer I see a serpent who holds in his mouth the jeweled fringes of her head covering. For me that small detail knocks this Madonna up a notch or two.


  • thank you Austin, I always look forward to your words and thoughts about the work I put out, you are so…attuned I think is the right word. I don’t have any religion that I am a part of, but I wanted to paint a woman figure, that everyone would recognise and understand…but in my way. The way of the Universal Madonna, no religion, just pure woman-hood, the vessel of life…dark skinned, light skined…can’t tell…it don’t matter, we are the blood and bones of humanity. That’s all. I like the snake that you see…now I see it too. :) Thanks again, I sure appreciate you.

    – Heather Alley

  • nkbellani
    nkbellaniabout 6 years ago

    Thank you so much indeed Heather!…“I wanted to paint a woman figure, that everyone would recognise and understand…but in my way…” wow…wonderful…" hope you’ll enlighten me more on this one…I have added this work on my profile…here I hope that this is OK with you…xo

  • I’m still working on her meaning Kumar…all I know is I saw your work of celebration last week and I needed to paint a woman in celebration too…this is what came out…a loving mother for every human. I am an orphan, I know what it means to have no Mother, and I felt this painting could represent that universal love that Human beings can if willing, share with themselves, their families and the world at large. You inspired the work, so of course I don’t mind! I’ll send you the text that I am still working on that goes with her. I study the world religions, I belong to none, but I love theology and history with a passion. Thanks for the inspiration my friend, thank you so much.

    – Heather Alley

  • DVEN
    DVENabout 6 years ago

    i love your creative interpretation .. and the story above makes it even more enjoyable
    Well done Heather : ))

  • Thank you so much Damien! :)

    – Heather Alley

  • Romo
    Romoabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful painting:)

  • Thank you Romo.

    – Heather Alley

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaabout 6 years ago

    it’s really a beautiful work of art, lovely indeed

  • Thanks! I sure appreciate it.

    – Heather Alley

  • Angela  van Boxtel
    Angela van Bo...over 5 years ago

    Would be great if you can do on t-shirt AND Please submit to our new group
    for the largest Tshirt clothes line at Manly Beach!! Womanly @ Manly Beach!! as part of the Manly Arts Festival and the event is hosted by

  • Thanks so much! I will come by your group and check it out. I don’t think I have a big enough (pixels) picture of this one to make it onto a shirt, but I could try it and see. Thanks again! :)

    – Heather Alley

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezalmost 4 years ago

    this feels so right ….

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