HopePhelanPaintings

Paintings by artist Hope Rathnam Phelan

West Halifax, Vermont · 66 Sales

HopePhelanPaintings

Paintings by artist Hope Rathnam Phelan

West Halifax, Vermont 66 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(6)

Announcement   After running the Boston Marathon in 2013 I was motivated to use my art as an outlet to cope with the stress of the events of that year. After making several running related paintings I thought that I should use them to bring the marathon back to being a joyous occasion for the city and everyone running and cheering. This is why I used a bright energetic color palette and a loose whimsical painting style. Running and painting are both expressive and therapeutic outlets for me and I hope that these works will inspire others to be positive, active, and do what they love.

Announcement

After running the Boston Marathon in 2013 I was motivated to use my art as an outlet to cope with the stress of the events of that year. After making several running related paintings I thought that I should use them to bring the marathon back to being a joyous occasion for the city and everyone running and cheering. This is why I used a bright energetic color palette and a loose whimsical painting style. Running and painting are both expressive and therapeutic outlets for me and I hope that these works will inspire others to be positive, active, and do what they love.

Hope Rathnam Phelan

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Hope Rathnam Phelan

Wellesley Girls- Boston Marathon
Wellesley Girls- Boston Marathon
$80.00
The Newton Hills- Boston Marathon
The Newton Hills- Boston Marathon
$50.00
Running through Framingham- Boston Marathon
Running through Framingham- Boston Marathon
$50.00
The Finish Line- Boston Marathon
The Finish Line- Boston Marathon
$50.00
The Finish Line (Mini)
The Finish Line (Mini)
$150.00
Crossing the Finish Line
Crossing the Finish Line
$300.00
Racing along the Charles
Racing along the Charles
$25.00
Boston Marathon Card Sets
Boston Marathon Card Sets
$20.00
Wellesley Scream Tunnel
Wellesley Scream Tunnel
$50.00
Training for Boston
Training for Boston
$200.00
The Home Stretch- Boston Marathon
The Home Stretch- Boston Marathon
$50.00
My Biggest Fan- Boston Marathon 2014
My Biggest Fan- Boston Marathon 2014
$50.00
Boston Marathon 2013
Boston Marathon 2013
$50.00
Running in the Middlesex Fells
Running in the Middlesex Fells
$50.00
Heartbreak Hill- Boston Marathon
Heartbreak Hill- Boston Marathon
$30.00
Snowy Sunset Run
Snowy Sunset Run
$50.00

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(6)
kpenwell1

kpenwell1 on Jun 27, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This item is exactly as described. A++++++++

altsherma

altsherma on Jun 22, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful painting! I love it. It captures the spirit of the Boston Marathon beautifully. Such talent. Thank you!

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Runner's art recaptures Boston Marathon's joy and whimsy 2 years after terrorist bombings

BOSTON - William J. Kole, The Associated Press
With her running shoes and her paintbrush, Hope Phelan is trying to recapture the joy and whimsy of the Boston Marathon.
An artist and a competitive distance runner, Phelan has created a series of paintings that celebrate the race — and deliberately ignore its terrorist scars.
The women of Wellesley College offer kisses and palm slaps to passing athletes in "Wellesley Scream Tunnel." ''Heartbreak Hill" captures the euphoria that exhausted runners feel once they've conquered it. "The Home Stretch" shows competitors surging past Boston's iconic Citgo sign and zeroing in on the finish line.
"I was trying to bring it back to the way I remember it. I wanted to bring the fun back," said Phelan, 26, a professional painter and art teacher from Hingham, south of Boston, who grew up visiting every April to watch the race.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/runners-art-recaptures-boston-marathons-joy-and-whimsy/2015/04/04/b99ecb96-dae3-11e4-bf0b-f648b95a6488_story.html

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