I am so pleased that many were affected by the theme of my recent solo art show at The Chapel Gallery in Bracebridge, and that a dialogue was started around this path to healing.
My subject sits proper in her pretty yellow skirt. Doing everything she knows how to -to be perfect. Yet darkness is closing in on her once bright world, with only a few bright paint strokes remaining. I chose to paint her fading into background to illustrate that we often lose much of ourselves in this dance to please everyone. This phase of the journey can last years, until the pain becomes intolerable. It often is intertwined with shock and the various phases that are to follow, before an awareness sets in that our dance is ineffective and damaging to our souls.
When circumstances beyond our control are at play, the prison bars can be real. The path through the difficult emotions is a slightly different one. A healing can still occur, however may require continual processing and strategizing to feel some freedom.
Coming up I will post three more paintings that I feel belong on the path. Let me know below, or private message me through email, if you resonate with any of the above paintings, and if so which one. I'd love to hear from you.