Isolation can be a beautiful thing. I learned to enjoy my own company, something I was already skilled at but had never experienced in such a large dose. I thought I would have been able to really focus on my architecture residency and paint like never before, which did happen, but it didn’t give me the sense of fulfillment I was longing for. It just felt like something was missing for a long time. I am very introverted in nature, I’m also very private about my life, but too much of something is never good. And this isolation was beautiful, but it was also very sad. With each painting, I let go of that feeling bit by bit, until that isolation faded away.