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NEW Paintings By Alvaro Cardona-Hine
Having lived in St. Paul for 11 years, Alvaro Cardona-Hine and his wife, Barbara McCauley, moved to a small village in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in northern New Mexico. Besides having been a well-published writer and poet since his teens, Cardona-Hine took up painting in his early 40’s and has continued to this day. He and Barbara opened their own art gallery to display his and others’ art. Twenty-eight years later his work is in collections on 5 continents and his reputation as a painter has grown internationally. His bird paintings delight viewers from all over the world.
Let him give you the story behind the paintings:
"You know that when my mother was dying, in 1990, in New Rochelle, at my sister’s house, I was there. Waiting for death isn’t easy; I went to my sister’s garage and started to paint birds beseeching the heavens for mercy, for her condition was painful and I wanted her to find rest at last. Months later, the birds began to grow mellow and it felt as if my mother was acknowledging the help I had attempted to provide during those terrible endless days she had gone through. Birds became her gift to me and mine to those who cared for them; not the realistic types but birds functioning as humans, with our foibles. I have painted hundreds by now."