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Brigitte's PaintingsPoetry by Luke Easter Salem-News.com
Poetry and art come together...
(CLEVELAND ) - There are only a few people I have had the pleasure of meeting who can create images like the ones that accompany this poem. We are pleased to bring a snapshot of these beautiful works from Brigitte O'Dowd, daughter of Salem-News.com writer Robert O'Dowd, who along with other members of our team, has worked tirelessly to educate Marines and Marine Veterans about the hazards they face from military base contamination which is a massive problem that potentially affects millions who served.
Robert explains that these are some of his daughter Brigitte’s paintings. She works mostly in oil, clearly excelling in the creation of portrait style paintings that amazingly capture the mood and features of her subjects, in a way that is both dreamy and extremely lifelike...
Brigitte majored in Art at Rowan University, graduating with honors in 2006.
In an always humble frame of mind, her dad jokingly says, "I have no idea where she got her talent from. I can't draw a straight line without a ruler".
But Bob O’Dowd can sure research a story, and his heart is large and rich as is his faith in God, which explains many things when you learn his story of serving in the Marines, and then battling and beating service-related cancer. I am blessed to have Bob and Luke on this team of Salem-News.com writers and there is not a day that passes that I don't appreciate them more! -
Received an email from fellow contributor, Robert O’Dowd,
Art major @ Rowan University, graduating with honors 2006,
Bob one thing is certain and it surely has to be her major theme,
And although not with words like her papa if I may be so bold,
Little one soon you'll grow, I'll no longer hold you in my arms,
Robert, you have planted creative awareness within your roots,
By Luke Easter
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