My First Porch Painting - The JAMES DAVIS HOUSE circa 1817

In February 2002 an old black and white photograph in Jean Kell’s book The Old Port Town ~ Beaufort, NC inspired my first porch painting. The photograph of The James Davis House was dark and unclear, but I was drawn to the “intimacy” and the dappled light on the walls of the porch. It is interesting to compare this first effort to my subsequent porch paintings. I now look at this painting as a beginning--a step to more. More about James Davis, his family and the homes he built.