The Bonnie Hill Award
Emma Patterson painted a wide acrylic double portrait of her godparents Tom and Beulah, who have been friends and neighbors most of her life. “I asked to take their photos and they just stood there, straight forward, not smiling, very natural. And I thought that’s just how they are – honest, natural, and very comfortable with each other.” Emma decided to paint the space between their faces in the warm earth tones of the dessert landscape they love to visit, and she abstracted the space to add her own personal element.
An 18 year old Dos Pueblos student in Kevin Gleason’s International Baccalaureate Art Class, Emma is a painter, singer, and guitarist. Her goal is to use these skills in the ministry.
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