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Art of the Day: Thursday March 17, 2005

Saint Patrick

- by Paul Helm

This week's theme: Ireland

In honor of Saint Patrick's Day, many will wear green, enjoy parades and drink green beer. Here at Art Of The Day, we will observe Saint Patrick's Day by looking at some of the impressions, traditions and memories of Ireland that are held dear by EBSQ artists.

-Melissa Morton


Art: Saint Patrick by Artist Paul Helm
I have started doing a series of patron saints. This, the first, is of Saint Patrick the patron saint of Ireland. This will be followed by the patrons of England (St.George), Scotland (St Andrew) and Wales (St David). Two art forms that have always fascinated me are Russian icons of religious figures and the painted pub signs that hang outside British pubs combining pictures with text. This picture owes something to each of these forms. The canvas is framed with a custom painted wood frame.

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