Chasing Hope

Oil painting by Brooke Metcalfe - An overhead look at 422 refugees on a boat seeking a new life.

A series of paintings by artist Brooke Metcalfe. 

A collection of souls hoping against all odds for a better life. 

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A Mother’s Plea

A Syrian Mother’s anguished look of hope as she holds her exhausted and too thin child.

Oil painting by Brooke Metcalfe - An anguished looking refugee mother holds her too thin sleeping child.

Brooke Metcalfe

Oil on Canvas

20in x 20in

2020

Save Our Souls

422 refugees on a boat surviving challenges greater than most people can comprehend, living in hope of a better life.

Oil painting by Brooke Metcalfe - An overhead look at 422 refugees on a boat seeking a new life.

Brooke Metcalfe

Oil on Canvas

36in x 24in

2020

Lost Boys

Two refugee brothers, homeless yet still able to share each other’s warmth and comfort as they dream of better tomorrows.

Oil painting by Brooke Metcalfe - Two very young homeless boys try to get what little rest they can on some steps on the streets.

Brooke Metcalfe

Oil on Canvas

24in x 36in

2020

Searching Out Hope

A refugee man who is severely malnourished crawls upon a scorched inhospitable earth. His eyes are raised to the heavens pleading for rescue, a small flower in the foreground symbolises a last chance of hope which he does not see.

Oil painting of a starving man

Brooke Metcalfe

Oil on Canvas

24in x 36in

2020

A Wish

In contrast to the refugee paintings a young caucasian boy blows the seeds off a dandelion making a wish.

It may seem like a frivolous thing in comparison to the strife faced by the refugees but in truth this boy is my son and he has Cystic Fibrosis which is a terminal illness that affects his lungs and makes it hard to breathe (or blow the seeds off a dandelion for that matter).

I included this as a contrast piece but also to say that we could all use a little hope.

Oil panting of a young boy in profile blowing seeds off a dandelions

Brooke Metcalfe

Oil on Canvas

24in x 36in

2020