Upcoming Show

When: September 15th to October 1st 2022

Where: Peter Robertson Gallery

Woman's Work

As a woman, the way I behave and express myself is shaped by the cultures I was brought up in. Gender roles, characteristics and activities are not innate, but are socially constructed. Further, my gender roles morph, contract and expand in time with the passing years and responsibilities. I find myself trying to deny my aging but also wanting to reconcile and make peace with the inevitable changes to my constructed female role. This series of paintings contemplates these transitions and examines ideas around femininity, beauty, gender, age and intimacy. My work begins with second hand clothes; I search for garments that offer a history or a counterpart. All of my models are women in my life, and I am using myself as a model more and more. With all these women, I am seeking overlooked details and intimacies that are only revealed through long and careful observation. My paintings are quiet and my palette subdued, in an effort to open an honest dialogue - hopefully with my viewer but ultimately with myself.

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Rain Jacket
24" x 24"

Oil on Canvas
2022

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Young Woman
24" x 18"
Oil on Canvas

2022

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Working Hands II
24" x 24"
Oil on Canvas

2022

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Braids
24" x 24"
Oil on Canvas

2022

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Generation II
54" x 40"
Oil on Canvas

2022

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Just Enjoy the Day
24" x 24"
Oil on Canvas

2022

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Rain Coat
52" x 30"
Oil on Canvas

2022

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Working Hands
24" x 24"
Oil on Canvas

2022

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Young Woman II
60" x 24"
Oil on Canvas

2022

3 Button Jacket
Oil on Canvas

2022

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Generation
54" x 40"
Oil on Canvas

2022

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3 Button Jacket
48" x 48"
Oil on Canvas

2022

Ginger Braids
24" x 24"
Oil on Canvas

2022

Situated
24" x 24"
Oil on Canvas

2022