I often create watercolor scenes of historic buildings and people from the past. Using old photographs as reference, visiting and painting on the spot, I design watercolors of situations that might have existed. When I come across certain historic buildings, I wonder who inhabited them. Is their presence still there in some way? I explore the families, the kitchens where they sat, the ghosts, and the lives they lived long ago, before the internet and cars were invented.

Bow and Arrows

Watercolor on paper. 22 in x 15 in. Based on archival photos from Historic Northampton Museum.