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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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

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Dejeuner dan le Salon

Vertical
24 x 20 in
60.96 x 50.8 cm

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Salon de Mes Amis

Vertical
40 x 32 in
101.6 x 81.28 cm

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A Table

Vertical
32 x 24 in
91.28 x 60.96 cm

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Terrasse Villa Saint Louis I

Vertical
31.5 x 23.4 in
80 x 60 cm

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Le Salon Apres-Midi

Horizontal
38 x 51 in

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Emma's Sitting Room III

Horizontal
36 x 48 in
91.44 x 121.92 cm

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Bernadette's Terrace

Vertical
26 x 22 in
66.04 x 55.88 cm

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Chambre à Côté du Atelier

Horizontal
29 x 36 in
73 x 92 cm

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Influence I

Square
36 x 36 in
91.4 x 91.4 cm

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