And here is a link to a website where you can view her artist's statement and paintings. I also recommend her lovely book of poetry and paintings, Poems of a Painter, Paintings of a Prayer. It has full page paintings with the corresponding poems.
Mary Jane has shared a variety of her paintings and poetry for us to enjoy. Today I'd like to feature The Tender Caregiver. This painting touches me deeply as my Mom has recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and I have the daily privilege of spending time helping her with the things that have become difficult in her life. I love the tenderness and joy in each other expressed in this painting. Though my mom still looks much younger, this is how I feel about her!
The Tender Caregiver
by Mary Jane Q Cross
When I deeply needed your grace
Snow white hair on upturned face
Comes to mind in time and space
As comforting hands on heirloom lace.
Now the lace and hands are mine
Lives reversed but days entwined
Joy in treasured moments find
Your mothered moments come to mind
Days in sunlight, rain and wind
Gently fold our days within
This tide of family love and rest
Hours in sun, are my remembered best
Copyright 2014 Mary Jane Q Cross