Title: Self Portrait in Mirror
Size: 20 x 16 inches
Medium: Oil on Panel
Description: This painting was inspired by a sense of longing that I feel in my artwork for an escape into my imagination. Images have long held a fascination for me, the more mysterious and beautiful the better. Beautiful pictures have fed my imagination since childhood, giving my mind and emotions a place to wander and a sense of freedom that feels just as vivid as it would in the real world. Whenever I feel the need for a sense of calm or joy, my imagination often goes looking to connect with an image that gives me that feeling . The self portrait is a glimpse of me looking into this space which is much more in my mind’s eye than just behind my shoulder.
The painting will be exhibited and offered for sale to the public at the upcoming Paris Seminar Exhibition in Laguna Beach in mid April. The proceeds from the exhibiitons will fund an opportunity for the artists to participate in an educational trip to Paris. The selected group will have the benefit of special lectures on the humanities by distinguished guests, discourses on composition, and painting sessions in the historic atelier of the Grand Chaumiere. I invite you to come to this exhibition and participate with the artists in a rare event that brings together a mixture of hope, excitement, philosophy and adventure.