Landings and Departures

I have painted birds for years. I started this series when my kids left home. In depicting birds taking off and returning I realized this is what happens all through life; departures and returns, coming into this world, departing this world. Painting is often how I make sense of things; I can create an intimacy with subjects that otherwise feel distant and disconnected. Over time, painting birds as they come and go has created a comfort in a kind of continuity.