The Promise of Spring

Spring 2019

 The Promise of Spring


The Promise of Spring
24” x 24”
oil paint on canvas
Navreet Dhillon, MD

Dr Dhillon describes this painting as “a reflection of hope and optimism during trying times.” It was painted with a palette knife.

Dr Dhillon has been a Primary Care Physician at the Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center in California since 2004. A self-taught artist, she finds inspiration in her two children, nature, and in the Sikh philosophy of “Chardi Kala,” which roughly translates to “eternal optimism.” Dr Dhillon donates all proceeds from her art. Most recently, she had a fundraiser for Cecelia’s Closet, a local nonprofit that helps low income families and children. Her work is available at:
More of her art can be seen on the cover.

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