Like a writer writing a memoir—I began to paint stories of my childhood memories. I used stills from family films taken in the early 1960s and used them as reference for my paintings. The images are from family holidays, birthdays and vacations. Working from these stills I began to explore the idea of painting memories.
Mary Karr, well known memoirist wrote, “Memory informs imagination and imagination informs memory.” During the process of painting I discovered that memories are alive and continue to take shape. It seemed appropriate I use multiple layers of paint, glazes and very soft edges.
My hope is that this work provokes viewers to revisit their own memories.