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THE GOOD SON
Linda IorioI have known from age 7 I would be an artist. My parents saw my interest and started me in private art classes in the second grade. I live in the mid west with my husband and four children and we love it. I enjoy the fresh air and the great outdoors. Plus we are not far from Chicago and enjoy the excitement of the city. I really have the inspiration of both worlds.. country and city.
I have a background in fine arts and graphic design fromJohn Herron School of Art and Ivy tech in Indianapolis. After art school I worked for the next 10 years as an art director in Advertising Agencies. In 1991 I started my own Design Studio and still own and operate it to this day.
“The Good Son” the title speaks of Jesus’ devotion to His Father God and the love of the Father for his son. The painting started out as an (in focus) acrylic painting of Jesus. The base painting is of a dark skinned Hebrew/Jewish Jesus. Then I blurred it on purpose. My thought,”Who is Jesus to each viewer? Is he a mystery, a blur, a blank thought or is He a very clear reality in their life?”I did not want to show what I think Christ looks like but to create the mystery (through the blur) for the viewer to experience the painting and visualize Christ for themselves.
I personally have experienced Christ clearly through prayer and my paintings. I hope you feel the love and peace that I experienced as I painted “The Good Son”.Thank you so much for your time!Step back to view this painting and watch “The Good Son” come into focus for you!Linda Iorio