dear Merritt, is an exhibition of small oil paintings, standing only 5” x 7”. The series will include 7-10 framed paintings accompanied by one page written narratives exorcising each painting’s memory.  The oil paintings are delicately painted miniatures inspired by the artist’s remembrance of her childhood in lieu of the birth of her first child, a daughter named Merritt.  Each jewel-like painting excavates visual queues of seminal moments in the artist’s upbringing as viewed through the lens of childhood, and re-remembered as an expectant parent.  

Buttercup 5" x 7" oil on canvas 2017, with letter 

TAMPA, FL      813-409-1207 

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