Artist's description:

This is a self portrait created in a time of upheaval and change in my life. I started it when I was at breaking point, uncertain about my direction and stripped of confidence, I decided to start a self portrait.

I desperately needed to re-connect with myself.

As I spent time in the looking glass, I saw beyond my day-to-day life, the idea of reality that I had created opened up and I was able to start learning to let go of pressures that were blurring my thinking and making me deeply sad.

As I was spending time mindfully painting I was also letting go of negative thoughts and judgements. With mindful action I was able to let my actions speak louder than thoughts or words.

I found comfort in connecting with something beyond myself, something unspoken, magical and strong was coming to the surface.

This process was teaching me about the strength of human spirit, even when you feel all is lost, if you can re-connect with something that gives you that sense of home, you can build strength and move through the darkness to find your light.

With time my intuition started to speak to me again, I had begun realigning with myself. So as I put my war paint on in the painting, I also gained strength in my conscious life.

As I worked on this painting it became a very powerful and important symbol for my need to progress, to grow, to find confidence in my abilities, to stop letting fear hold me back.

This painting is about courage and hope, it's about finding your light in the darkness and shining bright.

Materials used:

Canvas and oil paint

Transformation / Not for sale. (2017)

$1,593.29 Sold

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This artwork is sold by Hannah Read from United Kingdom

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