One of the most noticeable is a framed print by Paul Richmond entitled "Sanctuary."
As a child and teenager I never quite fit in. I felt awkward, unaccepted, and out of place most of the time. The one place I could hide from the world and the bullies was my bedroom, where I kept treasures dear to my heart that others might throw out as trash.
My little corner of the world, where I could be myself, lose myself in thought and ponder the big questions of life, and become who I was meant to be. There I didn't have to explain myself, didn't have to keep quiet, didn't have to pretend I was something I wasn't.
Didn't have to work twice as hard to be thought half as good.
For those reasons and many more, Paul's painting spoke to me. Looking at the image I feel a sense of peace.
I'd like to share this with you. May you find the same restfulness that I do.
For more of Paul Richmond's incredible work, visit his studio website.