Description PROCEEDS DONATED TO JAPAN: RED CROSSOn 8-5-10 in Badakhshan, Afghanistan 10- IAM aid workers (the medical eye camp team) after providing health care to impoverished villagers were gunned down in a gruesome execution style slaughter. Taliban,al Qaeda spokesman told the press that they killed the foreigners because they were 'spying for the Americans, preaching Christianity, & carrying Dari language Bibles. The gunmen spared an Afghan driver, who recited verses from the Islamic holy book Koran as he begged for his life.Dr. Karen Woo, 36: Britain/Mahram Ali, 50: Afghanistan/Daniela Beyer, 35: Germany/Jawed, 24: Afghanistan/Tom Little, 61 (leader of eye team) New York, US/Cheryl Beckett, 32: Ohio US/Brian Carderelli, 25: Pennsylvania US/Dr. Thomas Grams: Colorado US/Glen D. Lapp, 40: Pennsylvania US/Dan Terry, 63: Wisconsin US
Joyce MacPhee, Blue Ridge Mtns, NC Member Since January 2008 Artist Statement It wasn’t until I was 48 in 2000 that I was moved to start painting again to avoid the empty nest syndrome. As a teenager I had developed a style after my favorites- Vincent Van Gogh and Jasper Johns. My husband Scott and I were almost done raising our 3 children (Lori, Ian & Debra). Commissioned by friends and coworkers I painted a lighthouse, sunflower, a cowboy at sunset, A friend's 60th birthday, a statue of Liberty etc I especially liked anything that was patriotic. If you want me to paint you something let me know by email ok? I'm firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks so much for your interest!