My painting, “Creation” was inspired by the James Webb space telescope image called “Chameleon1”. It is currently the headline image for an online show through Naturalist Gallery, “Flow”. Astronomers have identified the presence of methane, ethanol and small compounds of nitrogen and sulfur, which are the “building blocks of life”, so I decided to call it “Creation”. Oil on canvas, 15 x 30 inches, 2023.

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Barbara Sheehana

Born in 1944 in Washington, D.C., I have painted and sculpted most of my life. At 74 years of age, I feel I am at my most creative time of life. I started painting a series of "Nebula Art" in 2015 after seeing the Hubble Space Telescope images. I find so much joy in attempting to capture these beautiful photographs. I live now in Naples, Florida, and have 18 completed paintings so far and will continue to paint as long as I am able. I studied art and sculpture at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C.; painting and sculpture at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Va. I have taken art classes in my community of Pelican Bay. Exhibition include Swiss Embassy, Torpedo Factory, Pelican Bay Community Center, Naples Art Association and Rookery Bay

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