Leave Your Boots at The Door

Acrylic, 2016

I have been on a journey, inside the studio and out. My journey began with Vancouver Island, where I live, and has taken me across Canada and up into the North. Along the way I have collected stories, images, sounds, smells, items and tastes. This painting was inspired by my time in Drumheller, Alberta where I came across 'The Little Church'. A church so small my boots fit much better than I, and the view through the doorway arch framed my time so perfectly. A time to contemplate my journey and meditate on things to come. The red boots, like ruby red slippers, became a part of my journey, reminding me there is no place like home, lucky to live in Canada.