Captiva has been our family's cherished destination for generations. It holds a special place in our hearts as it's where Kinnen first experienced the joy of sandy shores and the soothing embrace of the ocean. This memorable trip marked a significant turning point in our lives. Just two months earlier, Kinnen had been confined to a hospital, battling RSV and receiving a diagnosis of GSD1a. The healing powers of the sun and saltwater worked their magic on all of us during her first visit. We witnessed the return of color to her cheeks, the brightening of her hair, and the incredible transformation of our little girl as she embarked on her journey to recovery.
This piece encapsulates those moments of hope, rejuvenation, serenity, and the awe-inspiring beauty of a sunrise over the sea—a true masterpiece crafted by the hand of God. Kinnen, with her youthful exuberance and boundless creativity, used acrylics and layers of gold leaf to bring this painting to life.