Hulda’s Chair

Hulda’s Chair was painted during a 2005 Artist in Residence that I served at the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. I painted this piece en plain air in the back of the “birthplace cottage.” Hulda was HH’s mother.

The Keepsake Series grew from my love of utilitarian objects. I am fascinated by simple tools and their ability to create. There is great beauty in the humble, worn chair backs and tool handles that I paint. These items have served generations and I feel privileged to be able to paint them.
Watercolor on 100% Arches cotton rag, 22” x 30”; $950