The "Solitude" series is a series of paintings done in March and April of 2020 during the Covid-19 shutdown. I had been painting Homes and Houses as a meditation on shelter previous to the pandemic shutdown for about a year. In mid March 2020 when we were told to isolate and shelter in place these paintings took on new meaning and importance. I painted them with specific thoughts in mind such as Hope, Solitude, Serenity, Peace, Safety, etc. It seems to me that as minimum, Human beings should be afforded shelter to provide the aforementioned things. Unfortunately it seems to be getting harder and harder to come by for many.