About My Work
Among my favorite childhood memories is a birdseye view of
kitchen events. Before central heating became popular, the
kitchen stove was the main source of heat in Newfoundland
homes. A hole was cut in the kitchen ceiling to let the heat rise
to the bedroom.
I can still hear my mother admonish, “Anne, get away from the hole and into bed.” From this memory came the idea for my first painting “Balcony View” which become the basis for the cover of the book, “Stories from the Hole in the Ceiling.”