Today we honor strength, mystery, and unconditional love in a roundup of drawings and paintings of mothers with children.
17 Drawings and Paintings of Mothers:
“Afternoon Nap” by Jan Hargood
“A Mother’s Love” by Eli Cedrone
“By the Shore” by Eli Cedrone
“Malaysian Madonna” by Susan Brinkmann
I made the reference for “Malaysian Madonna” during a boat trip to a small island of Malaysia in 2019. I visited because I was invited to take part in the Langkawi Art Biennale that year. I was so fascinated by these facial expressions, and luckily for me they allowed me to photograph them.
“The Fairy Tail” by Jorge Villalba
On the occasion of the next “mother’s day” I would like to publish “The Fairy Tale.” As a model I took my son Parcival and my dear neighbor Gudrun, today unfortunately no longer with us.
Master copy of Mary Cassatt’s “The Child’s Bath” by Carol Varner Lear
This was one of my favorite paintings at The Art Institute of Chicago as a child.
“Mother and Child” by Jessica Lewis
When I first began painting portraits I did a painting of my niece and sister-in-law. She was just a baby and has now turned 17 – hard to believe! Mary Cassatt is an artist I’ve long admired and whose work I thought of often when I painted this. I’m finally getting around to painting one with me and my own two children.
“Love” by Judith Slawter
After years of longing to be a mother, my daughter and her husband were able to adopt. This drawing is taken from the photograph on that wonderful day. They named their beautiful baby girl Eliana, which means “God answered me.” Eliana just turned 10.
“A Mother’s Kiss” by Nanette Fluhr
My inspiration for the drawing “A Mother’s Kiss” was my beautiful son and the joy of motherhood.
Related Article > It’s Personal: Portrait Paintings by Nanette Fluhr
“Silent Night” by Vickey Swenson
During the past year, when all was locked down, my mind turned to family and the heart. This painting shows my mother at the piano and the three of us kids singing Christmas carols around the piano. I am the youngest of the three.
“Sanctuary” by Diane Marsh
For nearly 45 years I have been a painter, moving from the “Pattern & Decoration” movement in my early 20’s (in the late 1970’s) to the art world explosion of the early 1980’s when I lived in NYC, and now the desert SW where I remain today, a painter still…There is a current focus in the artworld on women, on motherhood, women in nature, etc. check out @artshesays @claudia.cheng @ninomiergallery. In 2017 #lucylippard wrote about my work: “Although landscape is always in the background, it is rendered with such loving detail that it plays a significant role, another layer of portrait-portraits of a place, of New Mexico, of Abiquiu, of Roswell, where vast and very different space literally offer new horizons, new possibilities.”
“Madonna and Child” by Shawn Dell Joyce
“Apprehension” by Shawn Dell Joyce
“Background Influences” by Jeff Mathison
“The Wonder of You” by Alon Martsiano
“Anna” by Pat O’Brien
This portrait drawing was a birthday gift for my mother.
“La Bisnona” by Pepe Baena Nieto
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Thank you for including my work…they are all beautiful statements! Happy Mother’s Day!
Thank you for being a part of this, and we hope you had a Happy Mother’s Day as well!
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