Photo By Francis Baker

I paint girlhood where character and identity are forming quietly beneath the surface. The paintings reveal strong and dignified women-to-be who grapple with their world through the serious work of imaginative play. I contemplate their safety and surroundings as they pause in magical moments or quiet introspection. Home interiors, fiery valleys, or muddy shorelines are some of the places where I document these young future citizens of our planet and society. Each work invites viewers into a multilayered narrative that extends beyond the canvas.

–Christine Ferrouge

Laura Joyce Davis talks with Oakland painter Christine Ferrouge, whose solo show "Picnic" was scheduled to open during Shelter in Place. Christine talks about being a mother artist, painting the world that her daughters are growing up in, and why it's important to keep creating.

Episode 17: Story Saturday: Picnic
Season 1, Ep. 17