War or Peace?
International Art Exhibition
Eleanor Guerrero painted her first oils at 8 and was soon stretching her own canvases and selling in area art fairs in New Jersey. She excelled in drawing, oil painting and sculpture at Penn State while earning a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and later a law degree from Seton Hall, NJ. She traveled the world to experience native cultures. Her paintings are in private collections, corporate collections and law firms. She now has international notice. Her style ranges from modern to realistic with a touch of expressionism.
Twenty years ago, she moved out West, drawn to the vast vistas and wildness painting landscapes, grizzly, moose and wolf and Montana history. She attends sacred ceremonies from Montana sweat lodges and Hopi Kachina dances to the Navaho Kinaalda. She says, “I want to put the viewer at the scene-to feel the power and strength of the character, the natural environment and the mystic.” In December, 2021, Guerrero was honored with her work being chosen in a juried competition for her large grizzly portrait, “Spirit Grizzly!”, by the Montana Arts Council for the Montana State University’s new Life Sciences Building. July, 2022: Juried Auction: Art in the Beartooths, Red Lodge, MT.
This painting, Ukraine Madonna, is a compilation of the faces of mothers and children viewed in the stream of refugees from Ukraine. Even those moving away from the war within the country, at least temporarily safe, had the same expressions-the mother missing those left behind, the child, alarmed at the cacophony of war.