previously on view at Marcela's Village and Gallery, Menlo Park
The roots of this collection are my observations of people in public spaces in Italy, where I live for part of the year in a small Umbrian village. It began with simple snapshots of interactions in a piazza – the town square that acts as a stage for chance encounters. There, people watch and hope to be noticed; they talk, eat, play, and preen.
I found inspiration in other spaces where people gather, where they seek the company of others. From busy urban streets to cozy salons of conversation; in the tension of sharing a close space with a stranger, in the silent yearning for the world outside the living room window. And in spaces that are uninhabited, but evoke the expectation of a gathering to come.
Oil on panel or canvas.
Paintings for sale except where noted.