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Annemarie Barrett served as a missioner in Cochabamba, Bolivia, from 2013-2016. Now living in Bolivia permanently, Annemarie supports herself by selling original watercolor creations that reflect her commitment to advocacy, solidarity, peace-building.
When some people think of “Franciscan art,” the many portraits depicting St. Francis of Assisi may come to mind. But for Annemarie, Annemarie’s art is her way of living a Franciscan life.
“The most important lesson I learned during my time with FMS was that every single day we are called to see reality from the perspective of those most poor and marginalized among us.”
For this reason, Annemarie often chooses to juxtapose images with words as a way of bringing those who have been rendered silent or invisible into the center of the viewer’s vision.
In addition to creating art, Annemarie, working alongside her partner, is committed to sustainable living based on organic farming practices that respect the local environment and respond to the local climate. Weaving creativity and curiosity into all that she does, Annemarie envisions a long-term future in Bolivia that is focused on cultivating the land in ways that honor traditional practices.
Each print she sells will be a direct contribution to the funds she needs to make that vision a reality.