I had a show in New York several years ago. A few hours before the opening reception I stopped by the gallery to preview the canvases, when the gallery owner pointed to Archangel Gabriel. She mentioned that she could see and feel a spiritual light coming from the image. This spiritual light she was talking about is “The Light Within”. This light comes from the process of laying down layers upon layers of water-thin colour. This method causes light to become trapped between each layer before it is reflected back to your eyes. It causes the surface of the canvas to become luminous and gives each painting a presence you can feel, especially when viewed from a distance of four to six feet, under proper gallery lightning.