Can I come home for the summer?
120 x 80 cm Acrylic, oil and pastels on canvas
"Can I come home for the summer?" is a painting inspired by my yearning for home, a home in the earth and connection to place, a home I am searching for, a home full of green living things and water and dirt and birdsong.
I made this painting at a time in life when I feel an overwhelming desire to plant roots in the natural world, to live on a piece of land and pass the seasons and watch what I cultivate bloom and grow and die and come back again.
It is a blissful, serene, deep, long sigh of relief in a painting. I now have it hanging on my bedroom wall until it finds a forever home. It is my last sight when I fall asleep and the first when I awake, and it never fails to take me to a softer space in my mind and heart, a simple, serene space with a soft breeze and warm sky.
As I write this, "Can I come home for the summer?" is available for collection in my Italy studio.