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Monday, May 10, 2010

WWAO May Showcase - Morgane Antoine

I am happy to announce that I am hosting the World Wide Women Artists Online (WWAO) May Showcase. The theme is art. You can find the showcase here. You can also go to
my website and click on the link, part way down on the home page.
One of our participating artists is Morgane Antoine. Read her inspiring and moving story.

Summit King
From her Bio:
"Born in France, Morgane Antoine started drawing the moment she could hold a pencil. Animal lover since her childhood, like many little girls, she went through a crazy horse period, with equine books and pictures covering her bedroom’s walls. She started riding when she was nine years old and won her first ribbons in jumping competitions. Growing up, art was always close at hand and she developed her talent with no formal training, seeking to bring out the life in her subjects by working in a highly realistic manner with a variety of media such as watercolor, graphite, colored pencil, and acrylic."

Lords Of the Sky

"But at the age of 18, a tragic accident left her crippled with a broken back – and a broken spirit. Riding was now forbidden and for years, she refused to come near stables, the simple mention of the word “horse” being painful. She also stopped drawing: her dreams had been shattered to pieces, her inspiration was gone and all she could feel was the frustration and anger, so what was the point of it? Lost, she turned her back to her two lifelong passions, took on mechanical engineering and left France for Canada."


Teasing the Great Bear

In the Garden

Tender Kiss

"At 22, she lost the use of her legs after a seizure. Though she regained some mobility after several months of struggle, she realized that she would never be able to work full-time in an office and that however hard she tried, she would never have a normal life. This was a painful assessment and a profound questioning but it was necessary to move on. She finally decided to switch to graphic design as a freelance to be able to work from home and adapt her timetable to her medical needs. Art acted as a therapy and finally, the passion, the fascination – and the “joie de vivre” – were back … at the tip of her brushes."

Desert Spirit

"Today she sells artwork across North America and Europe and she has done many custom portraits. Her preferred subjects are still horses but she also finds great inspiration in capturing the spirit and emotion of other animals, wildlife or landscape compositions."

4 comments:

The Fine Art of Morgane said...

Thanks for featuring me Brenda, it really means a lot to me!

And thanks for hosting the wonderful May WWAO show... with wonderful art and wonderful ladies!
Guess what? I'm having a wonderful day :o)

artbylmr said...

Thank you for this fascinating story of courage and determination! Morgan - you are an inspiration to all of us. To think that through all the hurdles in you life, you were able to return to your art.
Your work is incredible and we are glad to have you back!

Karen Casey-Smith said...

Wonderful feature on Morgane. Her story is so inspiring, and her work is incredibly beautiful. What a triumph of spirit! It shines through her work.

Cathy ~o said...

Beautiful artwork by a truly beautiful inspiring woman. Great feature on Morgane Brenda!