Sunday, June 5, 2011

Pray for Peace by Artist Michelle Yozzo Drake

When my husband, Rich, and I took a trip last year to Spain and Portugal I came back with color and images that I needed to paint.

This painting came from my experience in Fatima, Portugal. Seeing the procession of lights, praying the Rosary and hearing the accounts of the visitation of Mary to the children Lucia, Francisco & Jacinta in Fatima. She told them to pray for peace. A prayer that is as relevant today as it was in 1917 at the time of the visitations. This holy place touched me deeply and has inspired many of my recent paintings especially my Mary Series.

This painting is my prayer for peace.


24 inches by 8 inches

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Motorcycle Inspired Art

Today I got my motorcycle license.

Usually I ride on the back of my husband Rich's Harley. I have created many paintings after a weekend of riding.

The time connected the beauty and splendor of nature usually has me running to the studio to create a color and move my hands to form a texture that I saw!

I am excited to see what being the driver of the motorcycle will bring me in inspiration.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

"Crossing Over"

Crossing Over

By Artist Michelle Yozzo Drake

Acrylic on Canvas

4 feet by 6 feet

I painted this after I learned that my beloved Aunt Marie had passed away after a long battle with cancer. Touching and moving the paint with my hands was a way for me to work through my grief and loss while connecting with my faith. It is my prayer of thanks for her influence in my life and my sorrow over my life without her.