Let’s Run Away Together’
(Photo Credit: Masha Vereshchenko)

I was stunned when I found this amazing painting to illustrate my very first post. I wrote and asked the artist if she would mind explaining her motivation behind it and she kindly replied. Her comment brought me to tears. I felt it was painted for me as it perfectly expressed the place I went to in these terrible moments as a child. The artist has more incredible paintings if you would care to look and I so wanted to give her the credit she deserves.

Masha’s Reply

Wow, it’s so amazing you picked my painting to express your beautifully written words. Funny thing, I painted this when my step Father was suffering from cancer, I came home to help for about 3 months and the helplessness that everybody felt wore me down, it was an incredibly difficult thing to endure. I started picturing myself as a baby galloping away from the problem, even though that’s not the right thing to do, but it made me feel better for a second. That’s what this piece is about, danger chasing you behind while you try to gallop away, it’s all part of my dangerous animals series.

I am very sorry that you’ve gone through such an effed up thing, but I’m also amazed at how your interpretation is similar to mine in my painting, even though the circumstances are way different 🙂


I have just read your comment and it has made me cry. I am thrilled to hear from you. I really wanted to understand your painting and I appreciate you taking the time to reply so much. That must have been such a hard time for you but your painting is even more special to me now. I will add links to your beautiful art from my sight. Much love, Jen

Here are some links to Masha’s artwork as well as a terrific article about her and her art. Thank you again Masha.