In Hopes

Freedom - oil painting - a woman with flowing red hair in abstract

A series of paintings by artist Brooke Metcalfe. 

The journey of a young girl into womanhood. 

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Girl With a Flower

A young girl contemplates what lies before her in life.

A purple flower in her hair signifying her youth and innocence. 

Oil Painting by Brooke Metcalfe of a young red haired girl in profile with a purple flower in her hair.

Brooke Metcalfe

Oil on Canvas

24in x 26in

2020

Future Unknown

A young woman runs towards her future an unknown life that is vibrant and looks full of promise.

A purple flower looks on, in the foreground of the painting.

Oil painting by Brooke Metcalfe - a woman with red hair in a white dress is running away from the viewer down a path that is brightly coloured but unclear.

Brooke Metcalfe

Oil on Canvas

18in x 36in

2020

The Green Shower

A young woman who has been sexually assaulted tries to feel clean again as she holds herself in a green shower.

She has the tattoo of the purple flower on her leg, a symbol left over from happier times.

Oil painting by Brooke Metcalfe - A young woman with a tiny flower tattoo on her ankle hugs her body in a depressed way in a green shower

Brooke Metcalfe

Oil on Canvas

24in x 36in

2020

Outlook

A woman’s world has turned to grey as she isolates herself from the colours of the world outside. A purple flower is the only thing of colour in her life but she is oblivious to it and it is wilting.

She feels a sense of connection to the lone tree in the field.  Perhaps somewhere inside it is stirring within her a sense of new hope.

Oil Painting by Brooke Metcalfe a woman painted in black and white looks out a window at a lone tree in a field, everything outside the window is full of life and colour. The purple flower is drooping in a glass of water on the window sill.

Brooke Metcalfe

Oil on Canvas

36in x 24in

2020

Freedom

The woman now is holding the purple flower, in a sort of delicate embrace.

She has accepted her past trauma and is healing from the inside out, she is finding her freedom.  She looks off to the side as her hair is blown in abstract spirals of colour, in hopes of a better future.

Freedom - oil painting - a woman with flowing red hair in abstract

Brooke Metcalfe

Oil on Canvas

36in x 24in

2020