Ukrainian Series

This series of paintings is inspired by my mother's Ukrainian heritage and a trip I made to Ukraine in 2008. I was fortunate to be with ten women volunteering with Hungry For Life International to help the widows and orphans by providing them with the basic necessities of life. As I saw the babushkas walking home with their precious bags of food and clothing, I knew I had to put these images onto canvas. The series has grown to include dancers and other images reflecting my heritage from here to there - Canada to Ukraine.

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Three Babushkas Waiting

Babushkas Going Home

Babushka Selling Cigarettes #3

Prairie Harvest

Babushka and her Bicycle

Walking with cane

Arriving in Canada


Baba in Window

Ukrainian Pioneers
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Going Home
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Babushkas Walking
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Getting Water

Babushka Sweeping
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Baba in Red Apron
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Baba & Dido
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Babushka Walking in Village

Babushka Walking in Village

Nine Babushkas
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Hope For Tomorrow


Washing Day

Selling by the Roadside

Getting Water from Well
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Waiting for the Bus
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 A Widow's Home

Three Babushkas Going Home #2
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Two Babushkas Going Home
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Babushka in Purple
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Babushka with Two Bags #2
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"Not Again!"


A Brighter Tomorrow #5  - Artwork about Ukrainian people

A Brighter Tomorrow #4  - Artwork about Ukrainian people
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Babushka in Polka Dot Apron - Ukrainian Artwork

Babushka Selling Cigarettes - Ukrainian artwork


Ukrainian Pioneers
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Three Babushkas Going Home #1 - Ukrainian Artwork
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Babushka Getting Water
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Four Babushkas

Female Ukrainian Dancer #4

Ukrainian Dancers #3
Male Ukrainian Dancer

Ukrainian Heritage
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Female Ukrainian Dancer #5
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Male Ukrainian Dancer #2


Prairie Family Memories

Babushka and her Goats

Babushka & Her Home
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Babushka and Bicycle #2
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Babushka with Two Bags
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Babushka A Brighter Tomorrow #3
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Going Somewhere
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Ukrainian Heritage
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Babushka by Fence

The Harvest

Kyiv Churches
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Immigrating to Saskatchewan

Window of Memories #1
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Selling Cigarettes in Kyiv
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A Brighter Tomorrow #1
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A Brighter Tomorrow #2
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Someone's Baba
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A Bicycle and Two Widows
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Window of Memories #2
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Babushka Widow and Ducks
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Ukrainian Widow's Journey
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A Widow's Home
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Reflection of Ukraine
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Laundry Time
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