Every night, the news shows stories of hate, violence, and corruption. The amount of hate on social media and in our world these days has had a huge negative effect on my mood, which is usually positive and hopeful. This has helped me to understand what I want to paint and share, which can be summed up in this quote:

“A Candle Loses Nothing by Lighting Another Candle”

So each of my art pieces aim to include something that will brighten a viewer’s day (or even moment) with hope, happiness, calmness, humor, or even an “awwwww'” moment.

My inspiration typically comes from nature but recently I have been inspired also by favorite childhood memories. These paintings have a completely different color combination and are fun and playful. And while abstract painting is my passion, I have also been enjoying creating tiny pieces of cute or whimsical art.

MARY ANN BRECHUN - Four Seasons Gallery

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