16” x 20”, oil on canvas

“We wear clothes, and speak, and create civilizations, and believe we are more than wolves. But inside us there is a word we cannot pronounce and that is who we are.” — Anthony Marra The greatest act of courage is to be and own all that you are. Without apology…without excuses and without any masks to cover the truth of who you truly are. Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have titles until much later. It is in those moments when nothing when nothing is happening – nor is going to, in tiny moments, like islands in the ocean beyond the gray of ordinary days where sometimes you meet your own heart like someone you have never know. It is in those moments that you realize Thoreau was right when he said, “ the price of anything is the amount of life you want to exchange for it.”