★ART UNIVERSE★ – July 2013
“From The Heart”-theme: “Faith From The Heart”- July 2013
♥ Eastrern Eeropean Art ♥ – July 2013
“A Place to Start” – Permanent Feature Gallery – July 2013
“Superbly Visual” – July 2013
“Painters Academics”-GRAND SHOW – 21th July 2013
“Women Painters”-Playing with colors – July 2013
“Gaia” -Host Pick of the week – July 2013
“Angel Wings&Heaven” Group – August 2013
“5” Group – September 2013
“Artistry Group Gallery” – Christmas Creations – December 2013
“A Class Of It’s Own Art Gallery” – December 2013
“Inspired Art Group” – December 2013
2st place – Angels with Out Stretched Wings – “Angel with Wings” Group – August 2013
1st place – Goddess or Female Mythological Being… in"Gaia" Group – August 2013
Top 10 Placement -Artist Of The Month in “Women Painters” Group
2st place – Homage to the Masters… in “Women Painters” Group – Juni 2015
see also: ANGEL OF ABUNDANCE (FORTUNA) Greeting Cards & Postcards format
oil on canvas ( the old traditional dutch glazes technique ) original size : 15,75″ × 31,50" (40 × 80 cm)
Fortuna is the Roman Goddess of Luck, Fate and… Fortune
She was a very popular Goddess, and was worshipped under many epithets depending on the type of luck one wished to invoke or the circumstances in play.
Her many temples in Rome, and the various aspects of Her worship are a reflection of the manners in which She was honored: from personal Goddess, overseeing the fate of the individual mother, young man, or soldier, to a Goddess of the State, ensuring the fortune of the populace, the luck of the Emperor, or the glorious fate of the entire Roman Empire.
Fortuna was usually depicted holding in one hand a cornucopia, or a horn of plenty, from which all good things flowed in abundance, representing Her ability to bestow prosperity
The name Fortuna finds its root in the Latin fero, meaning “to bring, win, receive, or get"
My work “ANGEL OF ABUNDANCE” was inspired by “Fortuna” by Jean Francois Armand Felix Bernard (1829-1894) (at that time I only had a small postcard with that artwork and frankly speaking I wasn’t sure who was the author) and by request of a friend.
I was very pleased that this panting received a lot of recognition…
This vision represents a multidimentional symbol of Good Fortune.
Don’t we all have the right to be happy..???
Abundance, happiness, infinite possibilities … Isn’t all at our fingertips?
Can we go beyond the limitations of our own minds?
This image strongly influences our subconscious.
Everything that surrounds us affects our thoughts .. and in consequence our actions and our lives…
Being aware of this – you can control it. We can surround ourselves with things, objects, paintings, which nurture what we want to stimulate, strengthen … to remind ourselves of our capabilities.