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Painting for Joy

Aisling • Age 17

My acrylic painting is inspired by my passion for Art and the joy it gives me. I wanted to express this joy visually through the well-known rhyme about Magpies, Two magpies represent JOY. My work is a self-portrait, and I took photographs of the magpies to sketch and draw from. I wanted to also show my love for animals and my connection to nature so I painted my finger-nails in the same tones as the magpie's feathers to demonstrate this relationship.