There are paintings that are nothing less than signposts along the path of my life. Twilight Vista is one of those. When I look at it, even now, I'm taken back to a difficult interlude—a time of doubt and discouragement. I was young when I painted Twilight Vista, struggling to find myself as an artist, insecure in my faith. I had to fight my way toward the personal relationship with God that has sustained my art and supported my sense of wellbeing.