My painting is dedicated to a person who has been close to me over the years. I did these paintings last year for her. I was thinking of her when I did them, and that’s how I expressed myself, through my paintings. After I finished the paintings, I could see the reflections of my inner feelings.
Soft, Gentle 2014. I had this on my table, and every time I sat down the painting was looking at me. You can see the gentleness in this particular painting, the softness, too. That’s what my heart was feeling at the time. I was born with these feelings. The way I can share them is painting. That’s the way I can open myself. People can appreciate my work, and see how I am. I’m sensitive. It’s easy for me to say “I love you”. I can’t write. I’m dyslexic. But I’ve discovered painting. That’s why I like painting. At the end of it I can see what I was feeling right from the start.
I do miss her, though…I bump into her sometimes. I just want to say, “I still love you”. I never got hurt. I kind of stand in love, rather than falling in love. I’ve always held on. I protect myself.
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