“I paint people in oil and watercolor and look inside of what appears to be seen. The common thread in my work is humanity and unlike the lens of a camera that objectively documents a moment in time and space, my lens subjectively observes and comments. My portraits and narrative paintings converge the real and imagined to examine the status quo and social norms of modern life. I invite viewers to look and consider the psychological, sociological, or emotional complexities of race, gender, age, and culture.“

Melody Croft, Oil on Canvas