Maugham, 24 x 20 inches, oil on canvas, 2022, painting superimposed over several painting, a blue cat with orange dots

Maugham, 24 x 20 inches, oil on canvas, 2022. Detail shot below. 4 paintings layered on top of one another. Inspired by the depiction of animals found in traditional blue and white tiles (azulejos) in Portugal. The beasts are familiars, representing spiritual goodness and nature.
The patterns are from textiles my mother chose to design and sew her clothes, my clothes, tablecloths and bedspreads. She glowed when sewing. Patterns represent strong bonds to her, my grandmother, and my daughters.

Maugham detail, head of cat with lime green eyes, dejected expresson, cat and background covered in different shades of orange

Maugham detail