My grandmother was the first person to expose me to the world of art, and even as a young child I was inspired by her creative talents. She had many paintings hanging proudly in the family home, but there was one in particular that deeply affected me. It depicted a misty, tree-lined lane, and I would spend hours imagining myself escaping into it.
When she passed, she left behind an artistic void in my life that inspired me to paint, even to this day. I like to think that if she could see me now she would be immensely proud of what I have achieved. When I paint, I can still feel her with me and it reminds me that I was so blessed to have such a wonderful person touch my life. We live on together, locked in the brush strokes.
The image below is "Breida" an oil painting that captures the essence of the feminine earth energy and honors all the strong women in my life.