One of the neat things about the commissions I've had lately is getting to help interpret and preserve people's memories of certain places. This watercolor is for a woman who has moved away from Memphis and wanted a painting of her childhood home. I've also done a "house portrait" for someone who recently moved from her longtime home into a retirement community. I've painted places people were married. I love getting to take part in a small way in other people's important celebrations or milestones. It's one of the privileges of being an artist.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.