Portfolio > House Contents Grounds

In its mysterious alchemy, painting arrests our attention, asking us to attend to the familiar appearance of things seen but edging toward invisibility, calling upon the viewer to stop and look, to be blindsided by a sudden shock of recognition. In House Contents Grounds I have sought to recapture a lost time and place. This arose from the unlikely rediscovery, in a box of junk, of a nearly two decades old video tape made on a visit to my ancestral home in Alabama. My grandmother had scrawled upon it “Bill made this” and put it in my suitcase. Because I thought of it then as something made from curiosity at how a camcorder worked, it was packed away and forgotten about it. Viewing the imagery again felt like a revelation: something akin to Proust’s Marcel tasting the madeleine. Though the content was mundane, the effect on me was profound, and I set out to place myself, through the act of painting, once again in that long-vanished context.

Bedside Table
Oil on Linen
11"x14"
2015
Slain Deer
Oil on Linen
11"x14"
2015
Rotary Phone Bakelite Film Noir
Oil on Linen
2015
Back Hall
Oil on Linen
11"x14"
2015
Kitchen Window
Oil on Linen
11"x14"
2015
Picture Frame
Oil on Linen
11"x14"
2015
Entryway
Oil on Linen
11"x14"
2015
Southern Farm Landscape
Oil on Linen
11"x14"
2015
Clock
Oil on Linen
11"x14"
2015
Dining Room
Oil on Linen
11"x14"
2015
Christopher
Oil on Linen
11"x14"
2015
Storage
Oil on Linen
11"x14"
2015
Sink
Oil on Linen
11"x14"
2015
Hunter Orange
Oil on Linen
11"x14"
2015
Grill
Oil on Linen
11"x14"
2015
Black Dress
Oil on Linen
11"x14"
2015
Blouse
Oil on Linen
11"x14"
2015
Door
Oil on Linen
11"x14"
2015
Deer
Oil on Linen
11"x14"
2015
Reflection
Oil on Linen
11"x14"
2015
Stove
Oil on Linen
11"x14"
2015
Sewing Room
Oil on Linen
11"x14"
2015
Fruit Bowl
Oil on Linen
11"x14"
2015
Portrait
Oil on Linen
11"x14"
2015
Karmann Ghia
Oil on Linen
11"x14"
2015
Downed Tree
Oil on Linen
11"x14"
2015
Side Table
Oil on Linen
11"x14"
2015
Family Gallery
Oil on Linen
11"x14"
2015
Telephone
Oil on Linen
11"x14"
2015
Leaf Burning
Oil on Linen
11"x14"
2015
Oil painting, deer, taxidermy painting,
Oil on Linen
11"x14"
2015
Painting, oil painting. clothing, nocturne
Oil on Linen
11"x14"
2015
Southern Shack crossroads
Oil on Linen
18"x24"
2015
house painting vernacular achitecture southern homes
Oil on Linen
18"x24"
2015