20″ x 24″
oil, cold wax and galkyd on wood panel
Ahmzie With Bike was done from a picture of my great aunt on my mom’s side of the family, photo taken around 1943. I love looking at these old photographs that I’m working from. It is so rewarding to spend as much time with each image as I do while I paint. I am in a way getting to know, and connect with people from another time. Sometimes people I knew when I was a child, and never considered before who they really were, or what their hopes and dreams were when they were young, and realizing that I am not so different from them.