Am I Really Like My Mother?

Am I Really Like My Mother?

Mothers & Daughters...these are complicated relationships. The life long struggle between a mother and a daughter. Both the good and the bad. Was this always the way it was between mothers and daughters?

Am I Really Like My Mother?


48" x 36"


Oil on canvas


Mothers & daughters. So complicated to co-exist. There is frequently an unspoken rivalry. There is the act of competition and jealousy. Merriam-Webster dictionary describe this as a person tries to defeat or be more successful than the other person. And so I ask myself...Am I really like my mother? Genertics show us that we look like great Aunt Sue but we also sound like her, walk like her. So....yes, I probably am just like my mother!

This painting is all about the mother-daughter relationship. You try to be yourself, not reflecting of the actions and reactions of your mother, but then it appears. You respond to a situation just as she might have done. Am I my own person or did I just repeat the behaviors of my mother....who may have repeated the behaviors of her mother. A vicious cycle. The three masks are of my mother, myself and my daughter.

Information About Purchasing This Oil Painting

This painting from 2009 is currently in my retrospective exhibition "Observation Stories: The Wild Years" at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum in Ormond Beach, Florida until October 15, 2023.

During the retrospective, the price of this framed 48" x 36" oil painting is $1600

After the end of the retrospective, it will return to the retail price of $3950.00

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