Title: Manifestation of Perseverance
Series: The Four Seasons
Media: Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
Size: 11″x 14″ (28 x 36 cm)
The long grey winter months are rewarded with a burst of colour come Springtime! I remind myself of this during the slow times, when I question my choice to be a self-employed artist. But then I weigh the benefits with the obstructions and there is no contest! I take great pleasure in what I do – and who I am!
While this series depicts the West Coast landscape it also symbolizes my journey as an artist – the leap of faith to quit working to become a full-time artist and signing the lease of my first commercial art studio, the lessons I’ve learned while owning a business, the struggle and determination to keep it alive, and the sense of pride I feel when I’ve accomplished something. In all this, I am trusting that I am on the right path while searching for the right opportunities to come along. I will walk through the forest, rest my hand on the vast trunk of a favourite cedar, and whisper my thoughts, hoping for a breakthrough – a sense of clarity as to what to do next. I plan, I improvise, I push through and am rewarded for my effort. It took four years to get to this place. Four years of witnessing the seasons change while staying true to my vision, protecting my investment, watching it grow.