A collection of Paintings by Zoe Cameron will decorate Godolphin Chapel, St Breaca Church, Breage, near Helston, for one day only, on Saturday 30th August between 11 – 3pm.
The eleven oil paintings were especially made or selected for the healing Chapel, and include two drawings on vases. A painting depicting the war in Syria, representing conflict in the world, is accompanied by flower paintings on either side, symbolic memorials to the suffering and loss of war. This painting was inspired by a news report I heard in June, a woman living in Syria told the reporter that in the morning she was making breakfast for her family when she heard a helicopter flying over her house, they dropped a bomb, it destroyed her home and her husband lost a leg. This troubled me, and I decided to make a painting about it. When this opportunity to put work together in the chapel came along, it seemed appropriate to show the painting here for the first time.
A range of work will be on display. Angels are present in many of the pieces, and in the two small paintings about St Ives on the window ledge. Canvas’s of Adam with a serpent, and Eve are fitted into the chapels oak entrance doors , the subject intended to remind us of where it all began in the Bible. A large Madonna and Child hangs to the left of the Alter ,in which Jesus is depicted standing as a small child, almost absent-mindedly wrapping himself in his mothers red cloak. Under their feet, the decoration echo’s the worn pattern found on the Godolphin Chapel wall .
Much of the work on display will be for sale as part of the fundraising event. In the Church there will be stalls, a raffle , refreshments and a warm welcome.
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