This painting is part of Susan Webb Tregay’s series titled “Once Upon A Time There Were Free-Range Children,” which the artist developed after realizing that free-range chickens in the garden of a downtown home have more freedom than some of today’s children: “What was it like to be a girl when time was clocked by jump rope chants … when distance was measured by how many miles you could pump your bike before the street lights came on?” Born in 1946 in Concord, New Hampshire, Susan Webb Tregay is a nationally recognized artist. Her most recent book, 2000 Painting Titles (2018) includes paintings from this series. Find the book and see more of her paintings at

Susan Webb Tregay, My Fearless Future, acrylic