After graduate school, I was the stay at home parent while my two boys were young. Most of my art back then had a distinctly domestic focus. I exhibited at the late Dutch Phillips’ Fort Worth Gallery.
I did a number of paintings of the boys and unmade beds – something about the sculptural qualities of bad housekeeping intrigued me. I also started a series of portraits, just for fun.
In grad school they encourage you to work BIG, so many of the earlier pieces from this time were in the 4 x 6 (and larger) range. After building a studio in the back yard I had less space for storage so began working smaller, including more works on paper. Smaller work encourages a certain intimacy (not to mention the fact that the average person doesn’t have room for really large stuff).