I had trouble painting through my pandemic anxiety in 2020. Sometime last winter I began noticing the sunlight on my windowsills. For the larger paintings I taped my paper to the floor and worked with long-handled brushes and Flashe (vinyl) paint. Sometimes the subject was the houseplants; sometimes the subject was the light. I also included 4 of my window paintings I made during the Lacawac Artists’ Residency in 2019 in this group. Those pieces are the seedlings of the idea that led to the “Light Year” paintings. We are still an unfathomable distance from normal, but at least I’m painting again.
Four of the Flashe paintings are included in the 2021-2022 Pivot! exhibition at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art in Salisbury, Maryland.
Twenty-one of these paintings were in a two-person exhibition in September 2021 at Bishop's Stock Fine Art, Craft & Wine in Snow Hill, Maryland.
Four of these paintings were included in the 2021 Still Life exhibition at the Staunton Augusta Art Center in Staunton, Virginia.