“The Rose Galaxy”

Oil on gallery wrapped canvas, 18 x 24 inches . This is a commission piece and has taken about one month to complete. I wanted to show movement in the background so I somewhat textured it using brush strokes going in the same directions of the swirling galaxies. The larger of the two galaxies shows signs of tidal interactions with the smaller of the two. It is thought that the smaller galaxy has passed through the larger one.

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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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