Size: 18"W x 24"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
This is the most recent painting from a series of unplanned spirals that began emerging in my paintings about five years ago. They correspond with my journey toward self discovery and awareness, each increasing in depth, reflected in the title Spiraling Deeper.
All of the paintings in this series are acrylic on stretched canvas.
My first deep desire to paint happened when I was three years old and I begged my dad to let me help him paint the walls but understandably, I wasn't able to convince him to let a toddler run loose with a brush bigger than her arm, loaded with wet paint. I didn't actually put the brush to canvas until 30 years later when I took my first Expressive Arts Therapy class. I was every bit as captivated then as I had been at three. Nature is an incredible inspiration for me and when I paint in nature, the connection deepens. In all of my nature inspired pieces I focus on capturing both the texture and the subtle color variations and shadows created from the illumination of the sun. My educational journey to become a Psychologist included extended visits to the past, uncovering the unexpressed, buried emotions. Painting gave me an outlet to express these charged emotions and discover aspects of myself I hadn't known existed. It also brought me into contact with my soul.