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Album Series Paintings

For several years, I concentrated on paintings inspired by vintage photographs. The first paintings (2004) in this series were based on photographs of my husband's family – his grandmother (a poet), my sisters and my parents – that I have loved ever since encountering them several decades ago. Most of the photographs date from around 1910.

I found myself strangely moved by these images of people, now gone, who were so youthful and full of life at the time the photos were taken. Lives, frozen for a moment and preserved. Except for the period clothing, they could be any of us, me, my husband, my children. They were as alive then as we are now. The feeling of empathy is almost impossible to explain, and I began to wonder if I could communicate it wordlessly, in paintings – bring these people back to life, just enough...

From that original series I moved on to explore the magic of vintage photographs from various sources: Friends' collections from their attics, historic photos from various places. Many reflect seaside pursuits of days gone by from the Jersey Shore and other locations. Recently, I've decided to combine my fascination with vintage photos and trains (see "Vintage Trains" tab). Those that attract me seem to suggest an age, a time – they feel iconographic to me in some way.

Works may be purchased from me directly. The medium for all is oil on panel; no framing is necessary.


Beach Girls
24" x 36"
$1450
 

Not So Long Ago
24" x 33"
$1350
 

Lifeguard, circa 1900
24" x 24"
$975
 
Sunset
Beach Duet
24" x 36"
$1450
 

Parasol Girls #1
12" x 16"
$350
 

Parasol Girls #2
12" x 16"
$350
 

Hogshead, Tobacco Row
30" x 48"
$2200
 
Sunset
Old Cedar - Avalon Beach
24" x 36"
Sold
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Around the Tree
36" x 28"
$1500
 
Sunset
In the Ivy #1 & #2
11" x 14" each
$525
 
Sunset
On the Lawn
24" x 48"
$1900
 

Sunny Girl
19" x 27"
Sold
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Outdoor Circus
27" x 36"
Sold
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Summer Play
36" x 24"
Sold
Sunset
On the Beach - 1940
24" x 36"
Sold
Reverie
Women Fishing, Avalon
20" x 36"
Sold
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21st Street, Avalon
30" x 42"
Sold

At the Porch
42" x 30"
Sold
Sunset
Three Sisters
32" x 28"
Sold

Hanover Carts
33" x 42"
Sold
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Summer Work
36" x 24"
Sold
Sunset
Dad on the Beach
24" x 36"
Sold
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Dad with Car
24" x 36"
Sold
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