Ed Stitt

Paintings & Drawings

My First 40 Years

Willow on Jamaica Pond

Willow on Jamaica Pond 2001    oil on linen    16x20"    collection of the family of Ed and Hilda Fleisher

I noticed this island in the middle of Jamaica Pond, like an oasis of peace, while waiting for the light at the intersection of Perkins and Chestnut Street as I brought my young children home from day care one afternoon. I began to look forward to seeing it at that intersection as a restful moment among the hectic duties and work of caring for our growing family. Peace, respite. There it was. I just needed to paint it.