I just love my town. Seventeen years ago, my husband and I bought a home in the Town of Kensington, a quaint small town feel tucked away from the surrounding bustling traffic and just 10 minutes outside the Washington, DC line. We have the best of both worlds - small town feel and easy access to the city. My husband works at the National Gallery of Art and walks to the train station to ride into the city or hops on his bike for his daily commute. We walk to the Farmer's Market, shops, restaurants, and parks and enjoy talking with neighbors and meeting friends for ice cream or a chat on the porch.
My painting "Kensington Station" was inspired by a daily run past the historic Town of Kensington Marc Train Station, where commuters gather with their coffee and chat about current events or the weather. One early morning, I caught a man sitting quietly on a bench, reading his newspaper (gasp! not a phone) as he awaited his morning commute. It was a quiet slice of life and the colors were moody and interesting to me.
I am very excited to learn and share that a large reproduction of my painting "Kensington Station" (2018) will be featured along Armory Ave in Kensington, MD as part of the town's "greenscaping" and beautification efforts. I am so honored to have my work displayed such a public outdoor space! Below is a mock-up of what is expected to come this summer.