Pastel on archival paper matted under glass with black wood frame.
8"H x 8"W
Artist: JEN RAY
The cabbage, humble yet life-sustaining, inspired me as a symbol of hope. Here is a vegetable that has survived in our fields and on our family tables for centuries. Leaves reach for the sun, while also embracing one another. That simple gesture of inner strength is something I wanted to convey as outer beauty.
8 Long Hill Road
Rowley, MA 01969
Jen began painting in watercolor and acrylic decades ago, but discovered pastels recently. She instantly fell in love with their luminous colors, and the way they layer to create subtle tones and textures. Her art strives to capture that special glow in nature, when light creates a moment of simple wonder. A resident of Rowley, Massachusetts, she has studied extensively with world-renowned Master Pastelists and exhibited her pastel paintings locally. Her family and friends in Maine introduced her to Growing to Give.
WHAT INSPIRED ME TO DONATE ART TO GROWING TO GIVE:
I live in Massachusetts and have family and friends throughout Maine, so I've seen first-hand the effects of food insecurity in many communities. No one, especially a child, should go hungry anywhere in our country. Yet people do. Growing to Give, by providing high-quality produce, is playing an important role in improving health, providing hope, and making life better for people of all ages. Thank you for all you do.
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