After working in daily journalism for almost 30 years, Jeanne McManus is now inspired to paint her own story.
In early 2016, she began a pictorial memoir using oil paints on paper. Some of these paintings spring from her family album and are overtly personal. Others are cultural and historical depictions, drawn from photographs,videos, tapes and television replays of the times and the places in which she lived.
In each painting, she captures an autobiographical event—a snapshot of a moment in her life. But she also uses the style and technique of each painting to enhance the mood of the time that it evokes.
These recollections build over time as she moves forward to the present.