ARTIST MEMBER Joan Harvey

Everywoman, my current series of paintings, is based on stories from the lives of women, some from women I know, others from women I have heard of, still others from my own life.
Women live close to the texture of life, along the seam between the apparent and the inferred. Theirs are lives of courage and grace, both simple and complex. Everything is  possible and nothing is easy.
Sometimes everything matters, sometimes only one thing matters and still other times nothing matters at all.
Our goals are simple…to be true, to be kind, to be brave. And when we can’t, we wrap ourselves in our tattered dignity and carry on.
All broken hearts are the same heart, all lost souls are the same soul. In saving you, I save myself.