THE JOURNEY HOME SERIES
THE JOURNEY HOME Series
Starting in the Fall of 2017, I have been guided to a new body of work that has had a profound impact on my life and perspective of the future ahead particularly when it comes to transitioning out of the physical and into the spiritual realm. It coincides with a time when I was taking care of my father. I thought I was going to heal him but instead he was getting closer and closer to passing. This artwork that surfaced gave me a glimpse of a more beautiful approach to the journey back home to our Heavenly Father. Nirvana was painted with the highest of love and abounding joy…an experience of being transported to another dimension, a higher vibration. I took my time enjoying this process and painting so many pieces that all belonged together. My heart and my art were on fire and there was a sort of urgency. They ended up fitting into a beautiful puzzle that I understood was THE JOURNEY HOME Series. My dad was my witness. I painted the last one titled HERE in a large version while my dad was preparing to leave and HERE is where God held me so tightly, consoled all my emotions and steadied me for the road ahead.
THE TWELVE FOUNDATIONS
The following first twelve oil paintings comprise the THE TWELVE FOUNDATIONS. The entire collections is what I call the Little Treasures of the Journey Home series, the sketches that surfaced again on my painting palettes like the Angels did…one by one as by-products of other paintings. I came to understand their message at about the fourth one…they were each a version of a precious stone, one of the twelve precious stones mentioned in Revelation 21:19-20. They comprised the foundation of the walls of the Holy City to come. Individually I experienced the brilliance, variety and glamour of each stone as seen with the a light coming through and a golden path going in. The rest of them are part of the Journey, glimpses of Heaven, visions of grace, love and faith along with strength and guiding light. Later they will be combined but here I was becoming familiar with each one and again being transported closer and closer to a destination full of light and bliss.
I invite you to join me on this magical journey, to step into my visual world of palette knife painting and delight in my latest inspirations. Feel the warmth, twinkle and strength of the stones that bring us back to a place I feel we belong. These twelve foundations in their order are Jasper, Sapphire, Agate, Emerald, Onyx, Ruby, Chrysolite, Beryl, Topaz, Turquoise, Jacynth and Amethyst.