Wish me luck!

This painting is of the royal bedchamber doorway at the Chateau de Langeais in France. As religion, mysticism and symbolism was central to medieval life, I have wondered if Anne of Brittany found solace in the light that penetrated the darkness of the castle after her forced marriage to Charles VIII.

This painting is of the royal bedchamber doorway at the Chateau de Langeais in France. As religion, mysticism and symbolism was central to medieval life, I have wondered if Anne of Brittany found solace in the light that penetrated the darkness of the castle after her forced marriage to Charles VIII.

This painting is a response to the religious art, architecture and symbolism I saw during a bicycle tour in the Loire Valley. I have always loved the medieval time period, where faith and belief in the unseen was a normal part of life. The experience brought to mind timeless spiritual questions, even while “Langeais" did not use specifically religious symbolism. 

I've submitted it to a show "Light Out of Darkness." Wish me luck!

Update: This piece was accepted. I was very proud to send it to Sacramento, even though shipping cost an arm and leg!