I was fortunate enough to get to spend one week painting with Alex and Allyson Grey and 13 other artists at their place in upstate New York in 2015. It was a challenging experience…but it changed my painting for the better.
I created this piece while I was there. I woke up to a dream where a beautiful black woman, who did not have wings but I knew she was an angel, was singing to me in a beautiful garden. Her voice was like no other voice I have ever heard in waking life. It was beyond beautiful. There are no words to describe it.
She was singing a song to me. The last lyric was …”so rise once more into that noble light…” and then I awoke. If only I could have remembered the whole song, but I’m lucky I remembered the last verse. So that day, after I awoke and returned to my easel which I had been laboring over unsuccessfully for several days, I painted this painting.