From Labrador to Paris and beyond.

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Raised by 36 people in 5 months
Created August 2, 2018
Angela Elizabeth Marie Hardy
From Labrador to Paris and beyond …

Painted stories of the "The Indestructible Woman"

The woman I speak of is the same one found in all women, and it’s the stories of their courage and resilience embodied on canvas through the character of both historical and current real life and mythical women that I feel need to be shared with the world. Each of us can realize our potential and move through our fears once we come to realize that the strength to simultaneously inspire others and achieve our own goals is already within us, and once we come to understand that our pasts do ‘not’ spell defeat, but are really the fuel that strengthens us and propels us forward, our power is restored.

Growing up in Labrador in the 70’s, my access to seeing the potential of women was limited. It was a fairly isolated, northern Canadian mining community at the time. The Internet would still not be available for almost another 25 years, leaving my exposure to was going on in the world limited to 2 tv Chanel’s, outdated books from the small local library and the fairy tale books I owned. Over the years this fuelled my desire to seek the women and their stories that I wished would have been available to inspire me in my youth, as they do today. As part of the #metoo movement, I feel we need more ways to get our stories across.  We often forget that the woman who lives next door, the one we deem to be the everyday woman, is the one that holds greatness and inspiration in their day to day actions. They too have had both devastating and uplifting stories. I want to be able to create paintings to tell the stories of these women who live among us; our modern day, Amelia Earhart, Lady Justice, Venus and Joan of Arc; women who changed the world in profound ways and represent the ‘Indestructible Woman’ in all of us.

It`s the goddesses and heroines of today and the true strength of character that I see residing in each of us that I desire to portray with paint, representing the everyday woman in a heroic vision by creating portraits combining historical references, symbolism, and the modern woman so that we can all envision a stronger now and a greater future for every one of us; a future where all women have an equal role on all levels.

Raising funds to help cover costs for participation in the 157th edition of the SNBA, which will be held in annex of The Louvre in Paris, France, taking place from 13 to 16 of December 2018. Funds will be used for a variety of needs; shipping and travel fees of the artwork and for the artist to travel to the show. The painting that was accepted called "The Periodic Motion of Venus" is the first painting of the series ", and is the beginning of a large body of paintings now in the works, with at least 20 to be completed over the coming months.
Funds will also be used to host a full show and create a venue with which these stories of Indestructible Women can be told aloud. With videos of the process and hard copy updates to be provided along the way. All paintings will be scanned to allow for prints and a fine art book with a write up about each woman’s portrayal. This series will first show here in Canada, targeting Newfoundland and hopefully Labrador in the spring of 2019.

If we are fortunate enough to exceed our financial goal of $14,750.00, all surplus funds will be used to expand the show.

I would to thank, in advance, all those that have chosen and 'will' choose to help by contributing to this endeavor. 'Indestructible Women' is a series I have wished to create all my life, and now with your help and support it finally seems possible. My sincere hope is that the stories I paint will benefit not only the world's community of women, but all those who respect them as well.

Respectfully yours ... Angela
 

BIO

Angela Hardy of St. Thomas, Ontario, a widely published Canadian portrait and figurative painter from Wabush, Labrador, Canada, is headed to Paris, France, exhibiting with the SNBA; Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux Arts, in the Salles du Carrousel, Paris, an underground annex of the Louvre.

 This December, Angela Hardy, artist, art instructor and holder of an Interdisciplinary Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from NSCAD University, Halifax, NS, Canada, and whose work has graced numerous magazine covers and been showcased in the feature articles of international magazines such as American Art Collector, Southwest Art as well as having been displayed at Zhou B Art Centre, Chicago, Illinos USA, has been selected by jury to submit and display her work at the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux Arts (SNBA), which exhibits pieces from about 600 artists from around the globe each December at the world renowned gallery. The 157th edition of the SNBA that will take place from 13 to 16 of December 2018.

 An estimated 8,000 to 10,000 visitors and art collectors attend SNBA each year.

 Other publications to showcase Angela's work include Visual Language, Poetic Pin-Up, O&S, CFAI Contemporary Fine Art Intl., and MiPOesais.

 As well her art has been showcased and regularly published in PoetsArtists Magazine for the last 7 years. Angela has also been featured on CBC TV, CBC Radio, and a variety of front page Canadian newspaper articles.

 Collectors of Angela Hardy's work are many, including Howard A. Tullman, Andy Gotts, and Bob Buckingham.

 Howard A. Tullman writes ... “Angela’s works have been an exciting part of our collection since we first saw her paintings many years ago. She combines beautiful execution with an energy and a sense of life’s humor that evidence a rare painterly gift and a joie de vivre that comes through in every work.”

 “Angela Hardy's work" says Andy Gotts, "is simply breathtaking. It oozes depth and feeling and gets under the skin of her subjects. Each brush stroke adds another layer of passion and feeling from this amazing artist, and I am proud to have her work in my collection."

 Bob Buckingham ... "Angela's pieces, whether they be a soft, sensuous still life or bold portraits of her avant-garde friends, all reflect the magnificent colors she was infused with as a child, raised under the aurora borealis of Labrador."

 As a natural born artist, aesthete, achiever and motivator, Angela has also been teaching and mentoring students of varying ages for nearly 2 decades, and offers local art instruction and mentoring through private and group instruction in her studio, and also via Skype.

 "I'm the little girl with Central Auditory Processing Disorder who grew up in the middle of Labrador where the entire population is less than that of the City of St. Thomas, Ontario" (39,000) says Angela.

 "I went from Wabush, a fairly isolated mining town, to having my work, my art, accepted into the most prestigious art gallery in the world. It's both exhilarating and surreal."

 "But it's not just about art. It's about 'the' art."

 "The art of living."

 "And about the art of recovery."

 "As an active participant in the 'Me Too' movement my hope and aim is to be able to ecourage others to stay their own course in pursuing their dreams. To, in spite of all obstacles, never give up."

 "And you don't need to have all the answers."

 "On my own journey I never really knew how to achieve what I wanted, but at the same time never thought that I couldn't. And maybe that's all we need to continue walking our own path. But we all stumble, and when we do our strength and determination to continue moving forward reveals itself when we reach out for and accept the help of others. To do what we sometimes know inside that we can't do alone."

 "As it's been said, I truly think that people who recover from anything is honestly the most badass thing a person can do."

 "These people are my heroes."

 "My champions."

 "Open yourself up to your own creative language, and the world opens up to you."
(Angela Hardy)

 "Be true to yourself, and all else will follow (Angela Hardy's mom)

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Links to related stories please visit my website Media Page:
https://www.angelahardyfineart.com/medianews



 
Angela's work can be viewed at ...

https://www.angelahardyfineart.com/ 
http://www.facebook.com/angelahardyfineart 

twitter and instagram: @ang2art
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Raised by 36 people in 5 months
Created August 2, 2018
Angela Elizabeth Marie Hardy
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