Monthly Archives: February 2020


“Ascension”        Wax pastels and coloured pencils, 36.5 x 36.5 cm. February 2020

Yes, all the complaints are true; too many tourists, floods, cruise ships, corruption, over-commercialization – not to mention that Venice is actually sinking.  It is mortal, as is everything physical.

But look past all that, to the beauty, and the spirit.  Her soul soars.  My soul soars when I am there – enraptured by her environment.

Close to Heaven.

In February 2020 I expected to be returning to Venice within a month. Covid-19 changed that and a couple of weeks after I finished “Ascension” we cancelled our European trip.