I have very rarely created a painting for myself, specifically to hang in my own home. Making art has always been about the connection with others, the communication of an idea or a feeling inspired by my personal experience. Not sharing the painting almost seems to silence its voice in a strange way. I more often would hang the work of other artists in my own home to enjoy their voices.
But these are no usual times. Perhaps it was the months of self-isolation, the adaptation of lifestyle, of understanding more clearly what I can do without, what is truly important. I have really enjoyed the time to myself, the long walks in nature, and the simple pleasures of home.
This painting whispered to me. "This is for you," it said, "This is a time to listen to yourself. This is a good place to be."
Anna Horsnell SCA
Canadian painter of contemporary abstract art