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Brushes with Cancer 2015


Saturday, February 21, 2015



247 E. Ontario, 2nd Floor

Chicago, IL 60610




This is my second year doing the Brushes with Cancer event!  This is an event that I find truly rewording.  Last year I was a participant, both as an artist AND a survivor.  This event pairs up survivors with subjects who have cancer, are survivors or are caregivers of cancer patients.  The matchup begins by selecting and artist and a subject.  From that point, there are meetings via phone, emails or in person so that the pair can get to know one another, and the artist can interpret the story of the subject into a work of art that gets auctioned off in support of cancer research.


This year my subject is Mary Schooley, who is a beautiful person, a wife, mother, yoga instructor and a recent breast cancer survivor.  I was truly blessed to have met her, and given the opportunity to tell her story.  See my interpretation below and corresponding story behind the painting!  HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!


Birth of a Warrior By Camille Roman

For Mary Schooley


There was I….at the start of a journey on which I didn’t want to embark…

Afraid and protective of my body and my soul.


It’s not easy to bare one’s feelings. To describe my story, but life has brought angels to my side in the form of family, friends, my passion…all have spurred me on.


And so I have blossomed like a beautiful Lotus…a newer version of ME. A stronger version of ME…a beautiful rebirth of myself.


I maneuver along my path, and seize the life inside of me, and nurture it.


Here I am…I live in the moment for that is what I have. 

In this moment, on this day, I AM A WARRIOR.  

I have a light in me, a Divine Spark, and I have much gratitude.





Birth of a Warrior 

By Camille Roman



*Available for bidding at:

Brushes with Cancer Auction

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*NOTE: All rights reserved. All artwork is copyrighted by Camille Roman of Camille Fine Art. You may not download, copy or use any of the images on this website without express permission from Camille Roman.
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