Art and Stories by Cinder LeDell

OP199 "Mary"
Original oil painting 4.5x5.5: SOLD
Signed/numbered prints available, with certificate of authenticity:
OP199A Print 5x7
Limited Edition of 100: $20
unframed includes 8x10 mat.
Optional frames.
Choose frame #1,2,3 or 4

With frames #1 or #2 : $51
With frames #3 or #4 : $68
Also available Greeting cards.
Prices include shipping.


An overwhelming sense of peace,
A closeness to God,
And a gentle quietness--

--flooded my spirit while I stood in front of an altar in a tiny house where the Virgin Mary is said to have spent her last days. "Do not speak or take pictures," warned our guide, "for this place is holy not only to Christians but also to Muslims." Our guide added that Mary is called Marian Ana and mentioned six different places in the Koran.

During our entirely fascinating trip to Turkey, visiting Mary's house was the most awesome. I cannot explain it any better than this, except to add that this spot up in the hills above Ephesus, Turkey, is indeed a holy place.

Happy music and art, Cinder LeDell

Stories in Paint by Cinder LeDell © 2001