'The Quiet Man and the Bee'

"A quiet time in a quiet place,

your daily need for a moment's grace"

These days, in amongst the hectic lives we lead, we need a time and a place where we can take stock of our life and benefit from a moment of solace.

In this composition, I've tried to represent a stripped back impression of the process of trying to find that quiet. A 'quiet' man at a 'quiet' time, seeking that solace. I've deliberately painted him as a 'stripped bare' image. Someone who is acutely aware of his inner self.

Is he on the point of achieving that peace, only to be disturbed by the 'bee'? Or is he using the 'bee' to focus and blot out all other influences? It's for you the viewer to decide.