The Birth Project is a current series of paintings by the very talented Amanda Greavette, a Canadian figure painter who focuses on birth, pregnancy and motherhood. The Birth Project features life-sized and often large-scale paintings of images inspired by Amanda’s own births, photographs of births she has attended and submissions from viewers worldwide.
When I first came across her artwork a few weeks ago on Facebook, I was immediately taken by the emotions in each painting. I have seen some truly incredible birth photography and these paintings by Amanda have been able to capture pure, raw, and powerful emotions — hard to do in a painting, but she does it so well.
Click through to view the stunning collection of work in The Birth Project:
When asked why she likes to paint birth art, Amanda answers:
“I believe strongly in the power of the image to shape our perceptions and beliefs. Painting is the last great traditional medium, and I feel that little compares to the impact a large oil painting. The Birth Project is because of and for women; it seeks to tell their stories while providing an image of birth that is both symbolic and real; depicting the raw power of the birth process and the unfolding potential of a woman”
To view her work in person visit Trust Birth Conference in April 13-15 in Nashville, Tennessee, and the American College of Nurse-Midwives Annual Meeting & Exposition in June 3-5, Long Beach, California.