In 2015 I contracted Lyme disease. One of the more significant symptoms was loss of vision. Since regaining vision Winter 2018, oil painting has become an increasingly important spiritual practice for me. I am grateful every day for the gift of sight and consider painting a form of praise and prayer. Painting always opens me to new reasons for gratitude, new learnings and insights.
In 2022 I was encouraged to stretch out of my comfort zone and exhibit/sell my paintings. The postcards above were created in anticipation of "putting myself out there". After preparing for and exhibiting at the 2022 Kings Mountain Art Fair, in Woodside, CA I decided to return focus to "painting for the sake of gratitude, new learnings, and insights." At least for the time being.
I am currently learning how to paint using an iPad app called Procreate, which allows me to get creative without having to schlepp my art supplies around all the time!
Feel free to follow TendingSpirit on FB - it's where I post my latest paintings. Do let me know if there are any that move you, or if you'd like to talk about purchasing or commissioning a painting.
Thank you for your support.