I am bewitched by the beauty around me; I want to record it.

Interiors

Interiors

After studying portraiture for three years, I applied the same principles to interiors. Much to my surprise, my interiors were an instant success. The fact that (as far as I know) no other American artists were painting interiors at the time made me realize that I was onto something unique.

I’ve always enjoyed walking into old rooms with lots of character: European-style romantic rooms filled with chintz-covered chairs; books stacked on the floor or open on the table; figures reclining, dressing or reading; cats napping. The inviting glow of a warm lamp or the strong rays of the sun slanting into the room, especially entice me.  Often I depict one room leading to another, one in shadow, one in bright sunlight. Strong contrast and light can create beautiful chiaroscuro, and beautiful chiaroscuro can make a good painting exquisite.

I invite you into my paintings, to feel enveloped by welcoming comfort, to relish the sensation of sinking into an overstuffed chair or tousled bed, or to take a seat in our dining room with its warm red walls covered with paintings. It is important to me that I share with the viewer how I perceive all this and, as well, the effect golden sunlight has on my day-to-day surroundings.


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Cafe de la Paix, Paris

Vertical
31.75 x 23.5 in

Hagan Fine Art

All About Light II

Horizontal
36.22 x 28.74 in

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Obsessed by Light

Horizontal
28.74 x 39.37 in
73 x 100 cm

Les Ateliers d'Artistes

All About Light

Vertical
36.22 x 28.74 in
92 x 73 cm

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Symphony in Red

Vertical
31.75 x 23.5 in
80.65 x 59.69 cm

Hagan Fine Art

Dinner in Paris

Horizontal
19.69 x 24.01 in
50 x 61 cm

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Spectacle de Lumiere

Horizontal
23.25 x 31.63 in
59.06 x 80.33 cm

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Tribute to Liane

Horizontal
12.99 x 18.11 in
33 x 46 cm

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Afternoon on Bernadette's Terrace

Horizontal
21 x 28.5 in
53.34 x 72.39 cm

Shain Gallery

Burnadette's Gathering Place

Horizontal
28.74 x 39.37 in
73 x 100 cm

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Bernadette's Winter Picnic Table

Horizontal
23.25 x 31.625 in

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Une Postcard of Coco's Terrace

Square
39 x 39 in
99.06 x 99.06 cm

Shain Gallery

One of my Dreams

Vertical
29 x 24 in
73 x 60 cm

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Le Beau Salon

Square
31.38 x 31.38 in

Shain Gallery