Constance Edwards Scopelitis

Memoir Paintings

My siblings and I often remark, “We were raised by wolves.” There was much love in our family but not much supervision. I, my sister and brothers were allowed to run free and learn life through making mistakes…a lot of mistakes. My parents lived on coffee, cigarettes, and books. The yard was not tended, the house was never picked up, and childhood illnesses were barely survived. Yet, we thrived on creative projects going on in every corner of the house and we all had witty senses of humor. Out of the struggle, hilarity, and nostalgia came these memoir based paintings.