Each of these paintings began with a memory from childhood. Many are of the house I grew up in; a clapboard-sided bungalow. There are recurring elements like the maple tree, water, flowers and the kitchen table. I enjoy creating scenes that lead the viewer into my world of make-believe.

Sometimes I try to paint as a child would paint. If an idea pops into my head I try it out; sometimes those ideas work, sometimes they get painted over. It’s an ongoing give and take.

I primarily use acrylic paint but have no objection to using other materials as well. Multiple materials are interesting and keep it fresh.