'Finding Peace' is an original acyrilic artwork on canvas by Kim Miatke (Melbourne, VIC).  © Kim Miatke 


This is her story....


Physical rest for me is easy in January.  Normally, out of physical rest flows creativity, but there were no images in my head, no colours in my mind.  I was avoiding painting.  It was a hill to climb.  I was so restless within, allowing fear to win.  Fear that creativity had an expiry date and mine had come. 


This painting, 'Finding Peace', is a result of me facing that fear and beginning to climb that bushy trackless hill.  I love it now - but went through many 'I hate it' moments, I was ready to paint over it and quit.  My thoughts as I painted fluctuated and spun, were fast and slow.  To be completely honest, they were a little lost and scared that I could no longer 'do this'.  I had spent a few days avoiding even trying, in this space there was no peace.


Peace for me in life as in painting this piece was found not in avoiding these spaces of discomfort, frustration or sadness but in walking through the rough, the prickles and the scrub of life.  Making a path through, choosing to put just one foot in front of the other. Holding onto truth as I take each step and happening upon an unexpected sweet oasis of beauty amongst it all.  An oasis that opens up, causes me to release a relieved and contented sigh.  An oasis that I enjoy and value even more because of the journey it took to discover it. 


This is story is an exerpt from a blog post.  To read the full story "Hill tops to injections in my behind! (Finding Peace) " click HERE.


This Artwork is a reflection of these thoughts.

24x24"/61 x 61cm acrylic painted artwork on canvas, sealed and ready to hang on your wall.


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Finding Peace

  • 24 x 24" (61 x 61cm)

    Acrylic painted artwork on canvas, sealed and ready to hang on your wall.


    Colour may vary slightly from monitor to monitor, screen to screen, and there may be minor differences in colour between on-screen images and actual product.  Often times, the prints appear richer in real life. 


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