The Arrival, painting of a woman in white standing on an island of rocks in the ocean, art with girl holding a black umbrella staring into the distant ocean, female figure on an island, missing luggage baggage, art about clarity and manifestation, painting about relationship, art with black umbrella, art about being alone and solitude, art abhout desire, art meaning intuition and hope, painting about waiting for love, soulful uplifting inspirational art, soul stirring illusion art, romantic art,  surrealism, surreal art, dreamlike imagery, fanciful art, fantasy art, dreamscape visual, metaphysical art, spiritual painting, metaphysical painting, spiritual art, whimsical art, whimsy art, dream art, fantastic realism art, magic realism oil painting by Paul Bond

Alone. Seemingly abandoned, but unafraid. The figure stands as if casually waiting for someone who is just out of view in the distance. It speaks to our ultimate aloneness in the world. After all, there is no other person, other than ourselves, with whom we will travel through our entire lives with. Yet there is a strength, self-reliance and peace in her aloneness. On the most personal level, this painting represents my wife as I imagined her waiting for me to arrive in her life. Prior to our meeting, we had both spent time alone and worked to consciously clear our old “baggage” – hence, no luggage on the island – so that we’d be prepared for the highest level of relationship possible when we met.

The Arrival

36 x 48 - Oil On Canvas - Sold, Private Collection