I'd often visit extended family at what had first been my great-grandparents' home. Because the home's vintage 1930-1960's décor remained largely unchanged, I experienced the house as a thrilling time machine. I cherished the period upholstery, furnishings and natural light. This vintage charm inspires and informs my paintings, many of which are set in the rooms of this house using live models. These photos detail the actual room interior from my painting, My Aunt's Blue Couch. I suspect that some of my relatives view these pieces as old and tired, but to me they are magical.