I just completed this large canvas entitled ‘Madre’; an ode to the Mexican Baja. The oceans, deserts and mountains down here always confront me with mystery and wonder. (very different from the north west)  The history of the most prominent icon in Mexico ‘Our Lady of Guadalupe’ or as the natives call her ‘Tecuatlanopeuh’ (she whose origins were in a rocky summit) is a great read (google) It may help explain my madness. The image of ‘Our Lady of Guadalupe’ transcends politics and religion and represents an inclusive and unifying force in Mexico.


Final oil on canvas


‘Madre’ detail upper left corner


‘Madre’ detail centre, portrait of Our Lady of Guatalupe.


‘Madre’ detail lower right corner.

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