Susan Homer has painted birds, flowers, and trees for more than twenty-five years. Her subjects exist in a realm between the real and the folkloric, between what she sees in front of her and what she imagines. Though straightforward in their execution, her paintings are nonetheless romantic in their associations, evoking an ephemeral place where traces of memories and emotions are sometimes revealed. They are, in a way, expressions of longing for sanctuary from the passage of time. Homer lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Bremen, Maine, where since childhood, she has spent summers at her family’s cabin by a lake in the woods.