Martyrs & Legends
ACES Gallery
211 Front St
Wilmington, NC


August 27 - September 21, 2021

Martyrs & Legends was born from my curiosity about the story behind the story. As a young Catholic girl, I was given an illustrated book of saints, mostly in the throes of gruesome deaths, which both horrified and intrigued me. As I got older, I wondered; what were their real stories? What were the ordinary truths behind what became their legends? Were they miracles, or the result of hundreds of re-tellings, like the “telephone game”? What does it take to become a legend? Can we all become legends? Are we legends already?        NB: All stories on the expanded gallery pages were written by Deb Bowen.com

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St Lucy

St Lucy

16x20 acrylic on canvas $416

St. Catherine of Alexandria

St. Catherine of Alexandria

16x20 acrylic on canvas $416

The Empress

The Empress

16x20 acrylic on canvas $416

St. Denis of Paris

St. Denis of Paris

16x20 acrylic on canvas $416

St. Rose of Lima

St. Rose of Lima

16x20 acrylic on canvas $416

St. Sebastian

St. Sebastian

16x20 acrylic on canvas $416

St. Apollonia

St. Apollonia

16x20 acrylic on canvas $416

St. Rita of Cascia

St. Rita of Cascia

SOLD 16x20 acrylic on canvas $416

The Hero in Disguise

The Hero in Disguise

16x20 acrylic on canvas $416

St. Perpertua & St. Felicity

St. Perpertua & St. Felicity

18x24 acrylic on canvas $565

St. Lawrence

St. Lawrence

16x20 acrylic on canvas $416

St. Cecilia

St. Cecilia

16x20 acrylic on canvas $416

Seer of the Shore

Seer of the Shore

SOLD 16x20 acrylic on canvas $416

St. Blaan

St. Blaan

16x20 acrylic on canvas $416

St. Angelus

St. Angelus

16x20 acrylic on canvas $416

St. Barbara

St. Barbara

16x20 acrylic on canvas $416

The Black Madonna

The Black Madonna

16x20 acrylic on canvas $416

St Bartholomew

St Bartholomew

16x20 acrylic on canvas $416

The Guardian Angel

The Guardian Angel

SOLD 16x20 acrylic on canvas $416

The Goddess

The Goddess

16x20 acrylic on canvas $416

St. Patrick

St. Patrick

11x14 framed acrylic an encaustic on birch panel $350

St. Therese of Lisieux

St. Therese of Lisieux

11x14 framed acrylic an encaustic on birch panel $350

Brighid

Brighid

24x36 acrylic on canvas $1,125

Our Lady of the Spheres

Our Lady of the Spheres

SOLD 10x14 framed acrylic on paper $320

Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc

24x30 acrylic on canvas $936