With so much darkness consuming the world, I have always felt a very real need for bold, vibrant, beautiful color to brighten up the world!

My drive to paint expressively with color happens especially around the wintertime when in Canada, we have much shorter hours of sunlight. Along with the intuitive fusion of bright hues and slightly variating styles, this series of oil paintings was born out of my documentation of the specific introspective stages, which I was undergoing over the course of 2 years. The reflections are subtle yet effective, provoking the viewer to connect to their own experiences.

I hope that these captivating portraits bring you joy, light, and moments of beautiful self-reflection!

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#1 Introspection

Introspection

The examination or observation of one's own mental and emotional processes.

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Board Pan, duh. 1 month ago

I love this one. Just right.

#2 Retrospection

Retrospection

The action of looking back on or reviewing past events or situations, especially those in one's own life.

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#3 Reflection

Reflection

Serious thought or consideration

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#4 Cognition

Cognition

The mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses.

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#5 Outrospection

Outrospection

A method in which you get to know oneself by developing relationships and empathetic thinking with others.

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#6 Self-Possession

Self-Possession

The state or feeling of being calm, confident, and in control of one's feelings; composure.

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Board Pan, duh. 1 month ago

"I told ya so!" Or just satisfied with oneself.

#7 Meditation

Meditation

The action or practice of meditating to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state

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Board Pan, duh. 1 month ago

Serenity now.

#8 Realization

Realization

An act of becoming fully aware of something as a fact.

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#9 Amelioration

Amelioration

The act of making something better; improvement.

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