Ode to Nature

About the artist:  Sister Eva Lallo has been a Sister of Mercy of the Americas for 65 years.  She has served in ministry in both RI and MA and also in the countries of Belize and Honduras.  Her years of ministry include teaching in grammar and high school, pastoral counseling, hospital chaplaincy and fund raising for a children’s home in Honduras where she lived and worked for twelve years.

Sister Eva is mostly self-taught and has only recently had the time to do any serious painting.  She first did some work with acrylics after which she became fascinated with the world of alcohol ink, the medium used for the paintings in this exhibit.

The inspiration for her art comes from the natural world.  This and the joy of doing art impel her to engage in the process.  What gives her the energy to continue to paint is her love for the children of Casa Corazón de la Misericordia, a home in Honduras sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas for orphaned and abandoned children.  All proceeds from the sale of her paintings go toward the care and education of these children

About the Medium: Someone described the medium as “art therapy in an itty-bitty bottle”.
Alcohol Inks are brightly colored dye-based pigments used on a non-porous surface to create free flowing abstract or semi-abstract art pieces.  The results are often stunning with their vibrant colors, energy and unusual textures.  Eva has used the inks to create more representational work.  Each piece is treated with UV Archival Varnish, matted and framed.  

The exhibit will be hanging in the Mary C. Daly Art Gallery, at Mercy by the Sea, 167 Neck Road, Madison from September 9 to October 17, 2022.  

The exhibit is open to guests at Mercy by the Sea. If you're not attending a retreat or program, please call 203.245.0401 to arrange for a private showing. COVID-19 vaccinations and masks are required.

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