"Every painting is a journey... Every journey is a story worth telling twice." - c. despain

"Boys with sun spun curls. Little faces, eager voices. Nervous hands that you promise to not let go. Boys brave enough for water, brave but scared...."

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"It felt like wearing a T-shirt with a big “Imposter” stamped across the chest. I felt clumsy handling my materials outdoors again and overwhelmed by the expansive mountain view. 

 

“I know how to paint”, I had to remind myself...."

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"He came late, came in what would be a storm of doctors, alarms, of IV's, crash carts and the most traumatic..."

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Visitation

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The making of Visitation

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Walking with Winter

"I’ve learned to walk more comfortably in the cold. I feel the bite on my skin; I miss the warmth. But after a moment of acknowledgment and acceptance I enjoy the frost and the fog and the shimmer of crystals formed through hardships of their own. They light the scene in those moments of sun and reflects the light back to my waiting winter eyes."


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