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

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

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.