Sometimes when a woman is walking along, she'll stop and notice her reflection. She may be reminded of how much she matters, what she brings to the table, or how good she looks. In this painting, When She Appeared by the Window, I'm portraying a woman who catches herself staring at her reflection in a window. Now, because I tend to show deep meanings and symbolism in my work, there are other key elements at work here. This woman is a soul-searcher, a thinker, and has a healthy imagination. She dreams big. She tends to have vivid dreams as she sleeps.
In this piece, a strong wind comes by, the window and structure is old, the lovely smells of the outdoors fill her nostrils, she studies her reflection, she scans the most wonderful memories of her life. She's transfixed. She suddenly realizes how beautiful life actually is. All things that truly matter come into focus when she appeared by the window...