An avid flea market-goer and antique house owner, I’ve always had a savior complex with old things: a rusty gate handle, the most perfectly used leather belt, a beautiful old (chipped) bowl.
Gloucester has so many old homes that capture me the same way. Each house, one after another pulls me to remember it, to protect it, to paint it. My Cityscape series started in downtown and my newest work heads to the beach; to the little vintage cottages that sit on the edge of Long Beach. As the years wane on in the hot sun and winter storms, these cottages are being worn down and replaced with houses of more heft. The pull for me to paint and protect continues but I can only shelter them in my memory and on canvas.