At the start of the pandemic I decided to take a step back and focus on my drawing skills. I wanted to sharpen the skill that made me first fall in love with art. As the quarantine life began to feel like the new normal I started to feel free to experiment again leading me to combine both portraiture and my explorations with texture.
This canvas is layered with multiple layers of fabric and polymer to build up the surface and painted with an image that was taken within minutes of my daughters birth. This day was not only her birthday, but also the greatest miracle of my life and the birth of me as a mother. Easily the best day of my life. There is so much peace, relief and love in that moment that my throat catches just to think of it.