Janis Hopley

International Exposure

 

Terry and I recently traveled to the Cayman Islands to visit my sister Avril Ward and her family. Avril is an established and well known artist in the Cayman and it was such a great experience to immerse myself in the wonderful and artistic culture of island life.

I had the privilege of meeting wonderful people and attending and getting involved in some incredible and inspiring events, such as – ‘Strength of Women.’

I exhibited pieces of my work and even featured in the Cayman newspaper.

The event aimed at bringing awareness to the abuse of Women and raising funds towards the crisis centre.

The motivational talk from Lillian Lee,  conveyed her own experience with violence and sexual assault, and how she was able to heal and find the inner strength to move on.  In a world with so much violence and hardship it was a powerful lesson of inner courage, hope and the strength to never give up.

It was a privilege to be apart of such an impactful event and inspired my new collection of artwork – ‘Angels’  (Coming Soon)

 


 

Painting at the Night Market in the Cayman Islands