8 X 10 = 25.00
12 X 18 = 65.00
14 X 20 = 125.00
20 X 30 = 350.00
This painting of St. Aloysius Church was inspired by
a photograph taken by Spokane artist, Marie Pizelo. I
was especially intrigued that Marie decided to snap
the 123 year-old Catholic church from the Lake
Arthur perspective as the front entrance to the grand
church is the typical focal point.
St. Al’s holds so many of my most cherished
memories. I was baptized, received Holy Communion,
confirmed and later married in the iconic Jesuit
sanctuary and still attend mass there today.
The sunny, lightly clouded spring day helped deepen
the lovely reflections that pierce the placid lake.
Once I began painting, I realized there were several
architectural components I had never noticed
including the small cross over the back nave, the four
white spikes on each spire and over the front columns
and the tall chimney on the East side.
I was delighted to learn that Lake Arthur was named
for Father Arthur Dussault, a 1925 football player
who attended Gonzaga Preparatory and University
later becoming a Jesuit priest.