This painting was created at the Raffles Hotel in Dubai during my residency in 2018. Everyone’s journey is different. We all have a path to take and have to find our way. When you are on that path, it takes trust because you don’t always know where that journey will take you. I love the adventure of life and the places it takes me. There are so many unsuspecting surprises along the way. Some things we expect and others we don’t. Life is a journey. When I see people coming and going through the hotel lobby, I think about their journey. I often ask them questions. ‘Where are you headed?” And I hear all kinds of stories. I remember one lady stopped to chat with me while I was painting. She told me she was at the Hotel for an interview. We talked awhile and she started following me on instagram and we message each other now and then. Her first message said this: “I really wanted to thank you for everything you said to me yesterday. It was so encouraging. I honestly think you were sent by God to talk to me yesterday! My meeting went so well! 🙏🏼 enjoy your time in Dubai and thanks again for all the encouragement.” The next year I made the journey back to Dubai all the way from Canada & she made a point to come and see me painting again. We are friends now. It is rewarding for me and a great reminder that I can be at the right place at the right time to meet the person I am supposed to meet that day.
Acrylics on canvas
Painting and all art images © Giselle Denis Fine Artist
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