Tenacity, Oil on Board
We never know how high we are
till we are called to rise,
And then, if we are true to plan,
Our statures touch the skies
I don't think of myself as someone who paints to given themes but I just can't resist the invitation, or the challenge, even if it feels like a departure from my 'real' work at the time. However, I have come to value such diversions for breathing new life into my work - and I notice that the differences become less marked over time. This, I am sure, is linked to my ability to better trust in the painting process as a means of revealing and accepting my emotional landscape as it comes.