this acrylic on canvas is one i painted following the death of my uncle. he was a gregarious, friendly, giving man but battled his own issues with anxiety/depression as many of us do.  For his wake, i had intended to attempt a portrait of him to include beside his casket (though I had not cleared this with his immediate family) but as I began to paint, my own grief and troubles managed to seep their way into the painting, making it a completely different creation.  It’s hard to look at.. but so is the monster that is depression.


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