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Stanza Widen - Fine Artist

Stanza Widen

Stewart, BC - Canada

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Although I was born in South Africa and was privileged enough to travel all over the world, I flew away from the land of my birth and the life I had when I met and fell completely in love with a gentle Canadian who wrote me poems and asked me to marry him, promising to take me to 'Hear the Aurora sing and the wolves howl in concert’.   Now I live in beautiful British Columbia, a place of towering snow-capped mountains, glacier-fed aquamarine rivers and enormous forests teeming with incredible wildlife.   I have stood on a glacier, caught jumping salmon in enormous rivers and walked through fields carpeted with...more
Although I was born in South Africa and was privileged enough to travel all over the world, I flew away from the land of my birth and the life I had when I met and fell completely in love with a gentle Canadian who wrote me poems and asked me to marry him, promising to take me to 'Hear the Aurora sing and the wolves howl in concert’. Now I live in beautiful British Columbia, a place of towering snow-capped mountains, glacier-fed aquamarine rivers and enormous forests teeming with incredible wildlife. I have stood on a glacier, caught jumping salmon in enormous rivers and walked through fields carpeted with wildflowers. One crystal clear night I lay in the field and watched shooting stars streaking above while learning about the unfamiliar constellations, trying to turn my head upside down so I could see Orion looking the way it did in the Southern Hemisphere.

I paint because I cannot do otherwise. I paint because if I don’t I become unhappy and sad. Most of all, I paint best the things that filled and fill me with joy and excitement, like the ocean and waves which I no longer can see nor hear now. During the long winter months I painted butterflies because they were symbols of what it felt like to fly away to freedom. For the past few years I've been painting artworks so that I can finally find full closure of the things that happened in my past.

And all the while, I continue trying to achieve what Matisse wrote, “I continue painting until the hand sings”.

I have been very privileged to have my work featured on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_emb... by Pemero, an amazing artist whose work can be seen here http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/petko-pemaro.... For this honour Petko Pemero, thank you!!

iPhone cases, etc. of my work can be found on stanza widen iphone cases for sale
The watermark does not appear in the final printed product.

Please note that ALL of my images (C.N. Robertson, Conoro, Conowi, Stanza, Ted Widen) do not belong to the public domain. All images are the copyright of the artist, © Stanza Widen. All Rights Reserved. Copying, altering, displaying, distributing and/or selling any image without prior written consent from the artist is strictly prohibited.


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A series about a bleeding butterfly, a weeping poppy, rejection and abandonment from those who didn't know how to love. *How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on... when in your heart you begin to understand... there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend... some hurts that go too deep... that have taken hold.* (FRODO BAGGINS, LORD OF THE RINGS)

Stanza Widen - Chapter Epilogue After The Fact
 

Chapter Epilogue After The Fact by Stanza Widen

Stanza Widen - Ride The Snake, He
 

Ride The Snake, He's Old by Stanza Widen

Stanza Widen - Turn Out The Lights
 

Turn Out The Lights by Stanza Widen

Stanza Widen - Rain Falls Up
 

Rain Falls Up by Stanza Widen

Stanza Widen - Shadow Host in The Mist
 

Shadow Host in The Mist by Stanza Widen

Stanza Widen - She Is Raging
 

She Is Raging by Stanza Widen

Stanza Widen - Nasturtium and Nettle-Tree Butterfly
 

Nasturtium and Nettle-Tree Butterfly by Stanza Widen

Stanza Widen - Still Some Work to Do
 

Still Some Work to Do by Stanza Widen

Stanza Widen - Searching For Freedom
 

Searching For Freedom by Stanza Widen

Stanza Widen - Do Not Go Gentle
 

Do Not Go Gentle by Stanza Widen

Stanza Widen - Fly Through a Troubled Sky
 

Fly Through a Troubled Sky by Stanza Widen

Stanza Widen - In Desperate Music Wound
 

In Desperate Music Wound by Stanza Widen

Stanza Widen - Coming Back to Life
 

Coming Back to Life by Stanza Widen

Stanza Widen - Dying Is Easy
 

Dying Is Easy by Stanza Widen

Stanza Widen - Is There Anybody Out There
 

Is There Anybody Out There by Stanza Widen

Stanza Widen - Pan is Dead
 

Pan is Dead by Stanza Widen

Stanza Widen - Money
 

Money by Stanza Widen

Stanza Widen - The Poison Stream
 

The Poison Stream by Stanza Widen

Stanza Widen - Legend of a Girl Child
 

Legend of a Girl Child by Stanza Widen

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