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you are not who you will be. 33cm x 33cm, oil on board

My husband asked me the other day, why I paint legs, feet and shoes endlessly.

There are a million reasons, including the way they often give away a person in terms of body language, in the type of shoe chosen, how it is maintained, and lightness of step.

setting-out

stepping out. 33cm x 33cm, oil on board

They are purely functional things after all, shoes – but feet are expressive in unintentional ways, and if you have ever noticed babies, wriggling their toes, pointing to people of interest, and arching them backwards when they get excited you will know what I mean when I say they are a mirror to the soul.

They carry us through life.  They can make us miserable and betray us.  They help us dance and move about.  And they ground us -literally and spiritually.  When it’s time to rest, it is often your feet that will let you know first.

And then there is the shadow that is a beautiful and often overlooked extension of ourselves

It’s an intriguing thing to me, casting my eyes down….

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  1. WOW!!!!!!!!!!! These rock! Guaranteed sales right here!



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youarenotwhoyouwillbe2

you are not who you will be. 33cm x 33cm, oil on board

My husband asked me the other day, why I paint legs, feet and shoes endlessly.

There are a million reasons, including the way they often give away a person in terms of body language, in the type of shoe chosen, how it is maintained, and lightness of step.

setting-out

stepping out. 33cm x 33cm, oil on board

They are purely functional things after all, shoes – but feet are expressive in unintentional ways, and if you have ever noticed babies, wriggling their toes, pointing to people of interest, and arching them backwards when they get excited you will know what I mean when I say they are a mirror to the soul.

They carry us through life.  They can make us miserable and betray us.  They help us dance and move about.  And they ground us -literally and spiritually.  When it’s time to rest, it is often your feet that will let you know first.

And then there is the shadow that is a beautiful and often overlooked extension of ourselves

It’s an intriguing thing to me, casting my eyes down….

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