Question of Beauty, Oil Painting by Trish Vernazza *1/2 proceeds go to NCAAWA, local charity to raise funds for girls and women of color*

Question of Beauty, Oil Painting by Trish Vernazza *1/2 proceeds go to NCAAWA, local charity to raise funds for girls and women of color*

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  • Handmade
  • Materials: oil, cradled canvas

  • Height: 96 inches
  • Width: 62 inches

Question of Beauty is my complete Painting embracing my original Congo Boy, Oil on Canvas. 50% of sale goes to www.NCAAWA.org, North County African American Women's Association, in which I have been a long time member. We raise funds for girls and women of color to continue any type of education, skill building and provide a mentoring program to those under served.

It took me 3 years to complete this painting and the rise of Black Live Matters, Covid-19 and our current politics, I dedicated everyday for the last few months to complete my painting.

My community involvement with raising funds for women and children of color in need stays in the forefront of my thoughts. I saw the image of a starving Congo Boy, photo by Annie Liebovitz in National Geographic. I was in awe of the story line of despite the struggles and famine in this country the people’s and their children will to live and look towards the future was definitive light in their souls. The image caused me to paint feverishly to capture they brightness of this young man despite his starving appearance and circumstances. Beauty, image of a African Fashion Model who is also starving to be thin, accepted, overlooks the young man, yet they are both the same. Children struggling for a brighter and stable future.

Congo Boy has been featured at Red Exhibition at Oceanside Theater 2018 for Rothko’s Red Play, Artist Alliance Membership show, Vista Chamber of Commerce, Shades of Red, 2017, Mira Costa College Magazine: Tide Pools, 2017. Congo Boy is part of a two part series in which a discount of $500.00 is available for purchase of both: Question of Beauty. Shipping will be discussed and paid separately, unless local or other arrangements are made.

Unframed Heavy Duty Canvas (2) 36×48, dyptch. If you are a local buyer, please contact me to decrease shipping/delivery cost. Available for note cards, sold separately. Buying this item does not relinquish the rights to the artist to reproduce prints of this artwork.

Half of sale goes to the North County African American Women’s Association. https://www.ncaawa.org/

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Rae Rae Jul 22, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Love, love, love my uber special signed copy of "Apronology 5"--which completes my set. (plus the cool polka dot ribbon & other goodies. Thank you, Trish!

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Philomena O'Keefe Apr 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I was really delighted with this beautiful hand embroidered banner. It was dispatched promptly and Trish was so kind to send me a t-shirt designed by her as well as her book on mental health and art. I feel most privileged to own this wonderful banner which takes pride of place on my bedroom wall. Many many thanks, Trish!

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Reviewed by Anonymous May 31, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

I love it! Wonderful artist and seller! Trish, I didn't realize how symbolic this painting actually is of me until I received it and read the card you included! Thankyou!

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Reviewed by Anonymous Mar 2, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

The most divine package arrived today,i have never seen anything more beautiful in my life!! My little girl is going to be in heaven,Thankyou so much!!

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