The name Cheveyo means Spirit Warrior. According to Native American tradition People with this name have a deep inner need for quiet and a desire to understand the deep truths about the world they live in. This painting was an amazing experience for me. I felt a sense of calm and patience that I hadn't experienced while painting before. I don't know if it was the subject matter or the recent events in the last few months in my life that has giving me lots of perspective and gratitude but every stroke was intentional and I never felt rushed or in a hurry or like this painting had to be anything. The colors turned out so beautiful and I couldn't be happier with it.
There is a Cherokee prayer written into the painting that urges us to look past hatred and arrogance and see each other as humans. The natives were and continue to be a wise people that understand balance above all. Balance with each other and balance with the Earth.