In the Studio | Painting Charlie

5 years ago, I created a painting of my son. It was a painting just for me - an image to remind me that no matter what medical challenges my son would face, no matter what I was called to do as his mother, that I - in the face of this huge duty - would also remember to keep making art.

And it worked. This visual mantra worked so well that I ended up making a career of it. And for a while, I stopped working on the painting because other things took its place. So it was important to me, that the first piece I attend to in my new studio space was this one. Today, I'll varnish it and hang it in my space!