Waiting for the angel and the angels though the years…

‘Waiting for the Angel’ – a recurring theme in my artwork:

One of my earliest memories was the prayer that my mother taught me & it had a great influence on me:

Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here; ever this day be at my side, to light and love, to rule and guide. Amen

Here are some images of angels from late 1990s through to present…

Two ‘Dark Angels’ from my last days in London; shown at Beck Road Open Studios autumn 1992…each is 22 x 32 inches charcoal and pastel

    angel breath     

Angel in the water…1992, never exhibited 44 x 32 inches; pastel on paper…

angel deep

A recurring theme – and a frequent title – in my artworks, Waiting for the Angel depicts an angel visiting people on the earth.

Above: 2007 – an ink drawing with watercolour wash 10 x 8 inches called Angel Moon…

Below: From 2011, a watercolour and ink drawing onto a small wood-engraving. A winged figure depicting Air and water…

‘Lovers & white dogs on a summer night’… Khadi Indian paper 20 x 20 cm; watercolour (private collection Lincolnshire)…

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Below: Four little paintings from 2012, each on on a canvas 4 x 6 inches, showing a couple throughout their lives a) Spring with an angel in the tree b) Summer with a youung family c) Autumn and elderly couple d) Winter they have departed as doves in the tree, and the angel has landed. Note how in the first image, the young woman is sowing seeds that will bloom into a shrub, then in Winter the Angel lands on that young tree to start the cycle again…

Below: 2013 – a large acrylic and pastel 30 x 22 inches caalled Magical Tree showing a woman lying in the arms of an angel (private collection Lincolnshire)…

Originally a charcoal sketch from 1992, this large pastel drawing (22 x 32 inches) has been enhanced in 2013 with turquoise, blue and russet chalk pastel and a shimmering of gold powder on her face – she really glows!

Below: Most recently, from early 2015, two acrylics on canvas, each 20 x 16 inches. Right: An angel settling on a winter landscape and left: An angel watching a rain shower on a chosen tree…

And lastly, an injection of light-hearted whimsy from 2014 … a cherub showering a scantily clad lady and her pink poodles with flowers – 4 x 6 inches

All images ©Phyllis Mahon – a member of DACS London

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  2. Dear Phillis
    I am asking permission to use you Angel breath with a poem. I have a closed support fb page for refugees suffering in horrible conditions in Papua New Guinea and on Nauru. I make little poems and prayers to try to help them through the night.
    I would acknowledge you as the artist of course.
    Please let me know.

    kind regards Evita

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