About the  "Museum Postcards: Places I've Been"  Series


  I have always been inspired by other artists throughout the ages, and reference to the work of these artists whom I greatly admire has been among the subjects of my own pieces from the beginning of my career.

In former series, "Day Trip to the Renaissance" and "Day Trip to Wonderland",  I explored the relationship between the late 20th century artist and her forebears by introducing figures from these earlier artists' works into the contemperory settings of my oil paintings.

  This series, "Museum Postcards: Places I've Been" is an extension of that exploration.  Using photography and computer software, I have inserted images of myself, the 21st century artist, into the paintings of earlier masters, where I appear as a photographer who interacts with the figures in their space.

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