Houses of Lansdowne Series, 2020-2021 (1)

I have always enjoyed going for long walks through my neighborhood- no matter where I’ve lived- and my current neighborhood of Lansdowne, PA (on the outskirts of West Philadelphia) is no exception. I'm extremely fortunate to live in a community filled with beautiful old homes, many of which were built between 1890-1940. One day in late March, 2020 during one of my long walks I decided that I wanted to make a few watercolor paintings of some of my favorite homes in the neighborhood, since I suddenly had some free time having been recently furloughed from my gig as a Scenic Artist for HBO. By the time I had finished the first four pieces in the series I was becoming obsessed with making as many as possible. I began to consider how the concept of "Home" was suddenly more significant than ever as our homes were quite literally at the centers of our lives. As I walked and observed, I would wonder who lived in each house and imagine what was happening inside. How many of these homes were currently serving as schools, offices, yoga studios, sanctuaries or prisons? How has being home affected our relationship with our personal space?  How have our physical homes evolved over time while simultaneously ageing and updating? In so many ways, our homes are like organisms themselves, complete with their own personalities, charms, eccentricities and secrets.

 

Over the course of the first year and a half of the Pandemic, my concept continued to evolve in both breadth and depth. Between March of 2020 and August of 2021 I painted roughly 120 homes in and within walking distance of Lansdowne, PA, including a number of commission requests. These paintings serve both as portraits of a place and the backdrop of my experiences of a very specific time and place in history. Work on this series has sparked sincere interest and community engagement as well as an evolving consideration about the meaning and significance of “home.”  

Houses of  Lansdowne 1

....in "approximate alphabetical order," as per orientation. Expect some disorder on the mobile version of this page!

Each painting is an original watercolor with pencil and ink on paper measuring 8x10" unframed. Click on an image for pricing and availability.
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ALBEMARLE, 227 W.jpg

227 W. Albemarle

8 x 10" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

ARGYLE, 521 DH_edited.jpg

521 Argyle, Drexel Hill

8 x 10" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

ARDMORE, 76.jpg

76 Ardmore -sold

10 x 8" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

BALTIMORE, 41 E. ST. PHILOMENA ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.jpg

41 E. Baltimore: St. Philomena's  -sold

10 x 8" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

BERKLEY, 86.jpg

86 Berkley -sold

8 x 10" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

BEVERLY HILLS RECREATION AREA.jpg

Beverly Hills Playground -sold

8 x 10" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

BEVERLY, 622 UD.jpg

622 Beverly, Upper Darby

8 x 10" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

BEVERLY, 650 UD.jpg

650 Beverly, Upper Darby -sold

8 x 10" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

CEDAR, 420 S UD_edited.jpg

420 S. Cedar, Upper Darby

10 x 8" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

CLEARBROOK, 331_edited.jpg

331 Clearbrook

10 x 8" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

CONGRESS, 284_edited.jpg

284 Congress -sold

8 x 10" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

CONGRESS, 311.jpg

311 Congress

8 x 10" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

CONGRESS, 304_edited.jpg

304 Congress -sold

10 x 8" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

COBB ST, 1235 DH.jpg

1235 Cobb, Drexel Hill -sold

10 x 8" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

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315 Derwyn

8 x 10" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

ELDON, 107.jpg

107 Eldon -sold

8 x 10" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

ELDON, 2623 DH_edited.jpg

2623 Eldon

10 x 8" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

ELDON, 2708 DH_edited.jpg

2708 Eldon

10 x 8" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

ESSEX, 9 W._edited.jpg

9 W. Essex -sold

8 x 10" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

ESSEX, 60 W_edited.jpg

60 W. Essex -sold

8 x 10" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

ESSEX, 26 E.jpg

26 E. Essex -sold

10 x 8" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

ESSEX, 38 E.jpg

38 E. Essex -sold

10 x 8" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

ESSEX, 39 E..jpg

26 E. Essex

10 x 8" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

ESSEX, 56 W._edited.jpg

56 W.  Essex

10 x 8" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

GAINSBORO, 509 DH_edited.jpg

509 Gainsboro, Drexel Hill

8 x 10" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

GAINSBORO, 520 DH.jpg

520 Gainsboro, Drexel Hill

8 x 10" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

GARRETT, 100. UPPER DARBY TOWNSHIP.jpg

100 Garrett Rd., Upper Darby Township

10 x 8" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

GLENCOE, 26 UD.jpg

26 Glencoe, Upper Darby -sold

10 x 8" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

PXL_20221102_202657175.jpg

2442 Garrett

8 x 10" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

GREENHILL, 2102_edited.jpg

2102 Greenhill

8 x 10" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

GREENWOOD, 23 E.jpg

23 E. Greenwood -sold

8 x 10" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

GREENWOOD, 45 E..jpg

45 E. Greenwood -sold

8 x 10" watercolor/pencil/ink on paper

2020-21

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