Let Your Light Shine

When you look at a piece of art do you know what it represents?  It is the culmination of the artist’s thoughts and feelings and inputs all coming out as an expression.  In the case of “Let Your Light Shine”, I was in internal strife dealing with input I received from an Art curator, my own dis-belief in my abilities, and a new studio that is not ideal.  I worked many hours on this painting, struggling with these feelings and constantly questioning my life and how I am spending my time.

I don’t know if I resolved anything during this process, but I do believe that the painting represents a new level for me.  This painting has much more depth and meaning than any of my other paintings.  I named it “Let Your Light Shine” because it means to me that whatever abilities we have, we should let them shine – regardless what others may think – regardless of how you think you stack up to others – regardless of the outcome.   Let them shine.


I’m thankful for the many positive comments regarding this painting.  From lucious and fluid, to full of energy, to having shakti energy.  But my favorite is that it is “scary spiritual”.  That comment seems to resonate with me most.  I believe that our gifts are given to us by God – and we are simply conduits for His work to be done.  Our quest is to get His light shine through us.

2 thoughts on “Let Your Light Shine

  1. Just reading this Uncle Tom – I deleted my Instagram and wanted to see what you’ve been up to lately. Love what you wrote here. What a powerful piece (peace)! Freaky and cool about the chakras. Hope you’re well. Jessi

    1. Nice to hear from you Jessi! Thanks for checking me out! I haven’t been painting much lately – but hope to return after I move in the spring! Look forward to seeing you around early March. Aloha!

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