Medium:pastel, Blue and gold: portrait of Dorothy Sutherland (1908) by Jane Sutherland.
One of the artists whose work I most admire is Jane Sutherland. I have written a full article about her in my ‘A Creative Life,' blog.
Jane Sutherland 1853-1928 was an artist and art teacher. I have added this profile of a great artist to my healthy living and fitness blog, because it inspires me that this wonderful artist did some of her finest works, after suffering a stroke. She continued to paint, teach and exhibit even as an invalid requiring care. NEVER Give up.
There is greatness in people who also have a disability.
Around 1904, Jane Sutherland suffered a mild stroke, after this, she stopped painting large on location landscapes and adapted to painting small oils and pastels, of her garden, local surroundings, and portraits. She needed the care of family members and could work with her paper and a few pastels on her lap, with very limited movement. She had more determination of spirit than freedom of movement.
It was during this time she painted beautiful portraits while very disabled, and little hand movement and continued painting, exhibiting and teaching art, with the assistance of a family member, up until 1911.
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