Some of the greatest paintings ever created are of interiors. From Velasquez to Matisse, artists have always painted rooms and interiors. My own fascination with interiors began quite early on in my career. Having left home at a very young and with no home to return to my own spaces became vitally important to me. having spent several years on the deeper edges of poverty, my rooms, my apartment and eventually my home became sacred spaces that I could retreat to to escape the chaos and the noise of the world around me. Some of the first interiors I painted were of my apartment in Montreal’s St-Henri district. At the time the area was considered the ghetto and consisted of low rent apartments and rooms for the working poor.