At night - A piece that is a small reflection to why I paint and stay up through all hrs of the night.
Sometimes motherhood is lonely and dark and finding light to navigate is hard. You lose many parts of yourself both physically and mentally, you are no longer the person you used to be before your kids. All the noise and distractions happen during the day. It's constant giving, preplanning, organising, feeding, cleaning and putting everyone else in your household first. It's only at nights through moments of silence and colour that for me, I collect parts of myself back. The flickers of light feel like parts of my personality shining through in the silence while I sit with my own thoughts and my many colours messily covering my studio floors. It's these little moments of guilt free time that make me feel the most like me. I would happily trade hrs of sleep for coloured moments like these to create.
Canvas - 30cm x 30cm, (33cm x 33cm in frame)
Original Artwork painted on a hand stretched canvas by a local framer in Adelaide - South Australia. Floated in a hand made Tasmanian Oak frame. Acrylic paint. Signature on front and back. Wire on back.