This moving collection of drawings and paintings by the artist Cara Leslie Berton impresses the heart as well as the eye.
Opening us up into the fertile territory of the heart, her subjects include love and intimacy, suffering and redemption, family, longing and belonging (both human and religious), nostalgia, nature, the angelic world, aging, beauty, and more.
And because all this is communicated through the wordless medium of her artwork, we get to encounter certain feeling places in our own hearts that we might not otherwise recognize. Someone has to paint the subtler realities of feeling, in its many dimensions ~ as Van Gogh did, as Rembrandt did ~ for us to know the fullness of ourselves and who we might become.
Cara Berton's drawings and paintings give us this.
The lines drawn by her pen and her brush are able to evoke both a primal loneiness and a holy longing for belonging and wholeness. This longing takes both a human form and a religious form, and the many evocative drawings of Jesus in this collection should speak not only to devout Christians but also to people with other faiths, or even no religious faith.
There are also images of love and intimacy, family, being on the journey, suffering and redemption, flowering, nature from an urban window, beauty, joy, whimsy, and more.
As you go through this book, may you find in these graphic expressions what your heart, soul, and spirit need for your own healing journey.
Here are a few images from the book. (There are 98 in all.)
Print Book: $23.95
The Cuddle Bugs
Mother and Child, Jubilant
She Is Within Him
I and Thou
Jesus and Beggar Woman
Cara Berton — Her Heart and Art
“Cara has shared her multi-media creations since the mid 1970s. Her craft is her ability to reveal her deepest thoughts…her powerful reactions to experiences.
Her subjects span the spectrum of still life, nature, the sky and the other-worldly. However, her greatest focus has been on the details of the people.
"Cara uses black and white to represent despair and her struggle against the evils and obstacles of everyday life; and she uses dramatic colors to express
her enthrallment with the joy of persons, real and represented in religious contexts. And interspersed with all the images is the occasional expression of
Cara’s inner life through poetic verses which reveal her superb command of the English language.
“Her prolific interpretation of the world of real people and that of her imagination shines through the laser-like images she sends me regularly via email! What a joy it’s been to be on the receiving end of Cara’s creativity!"
—Jerry Zacks, MD
A Blessing for Us Now
and for Generations to Come
“Cara is so talented, and truly loves to express herself in poetry and art, as these are precious gifts The Lord has truly given her to share with us. I pray that you, too, are truly blessed by her work and Masterpieces, because
she has truly become one of The Masters’ Masterpieces.
"Art by Cara is a blessing for us now and for generations to come as we share with our loved ones the gift God blessed her with, so share Cara’s work with your loved ones to double the blessing.
"I pray you too are as blessed as I am in viewing this marvelous work of art.”
—Linda Floyd, Advanced Certified Christian Counselor and Life Coach
MUSEUM-QUALITY GICLEE PRINTS AVAILABLE
Prints of any of the 98 images in this book can be purchased as individual Giclee prints, using museum-quality media and archival pigment inks. The following sizes are available:
1. 4” x 6” size: $15 per print, plus shipping
2. 8” x 8” size: $30 per print, plus shipping
3. 12” x 12” size: $40 per print, plus shipping
4. 12” x 16” size: $45 per print, plus shipping
5. 12” x 24” size: $55 per print, plus shipping
6. 24” x 30” size: $115 per print, plus shipping
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