Made with Sparkle

A Selection from Kansas City: Beyond Bricks and Mortar (1998-2000)

Researching for these paintings provided excellent opportunities to explore the city, with long walks taking photographs, painting small plain-air studies, talking to passerbyers about the remains of what used to be. The most seductive sites were near Troost and the old stockyards in the process of demolition and reconsideration.

Paintings from the Attic (1997-1999)

The teaching job at KCAi provided a tiny studio apartment on the top floor of the old painting building. Newly married, we ate, slept, loved and fought in the one room for three years, with our cat Stanley.