Painting

Self portrait 

Self portrait 

“And I don’t want the world to see me ‘Cause I don’t think that they’d understand When everything’s made to be broken I just want you to know who I am” “When you’ve been fighting for it all your life You’ve been working every day and night That’s how a superhero learns to fly (Every(…)

Confidence, or lack of

Confidence, or lack of

Here’s a painting I completed recently. My second attempt using acrylics. I really want to say that I like it. I can get as far as, ‘I think it’s reasonably OK’.    My lack of confidence isn’t just that. It’s low self esteem, it’s a struggle to reward myself and recognise achievements. It’s frustrating is(…)

Painting from the heart

Painting from the heart

Sometimes you have to paint right from your heart. And from your soul.   I paint as a way of helping me cope. I paint my tears and my sadness. I paint loneliness. And I paint hope. Simultaneously straightforward and yet complex.  Shame strangles your voice Fear crushes your hope Courage sows the seed of(…)