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My paintings celebrate things we have in common, like an obsession with a film character, or a universal experience captured in a vintage photograph. When my mother developed dementia, I became interested in exploring the concept of memory. The vintage photos I paint often mirror our own daily lives and remind us of a shared history and the importance of telling our stories. The best stories are the ones that start with, "Remember that time ...?" and end with you and your friend laughing until you can’t breathe, even after the millionth retelling.
WARNING: These paintings may cause serious waves of nostalgia and prolonged periods of reflecting on the past. If your reflection lasts more than 4 hours, put down the wine and step away from the painting.