The last week in May we packed up our stuff and moved from Michigan to Colorado. Due to an unscrupulous moving company we did so with just a few household items, art supplies and our paintings. We had to leave all our furniture and most of my sculptural work behind. It was a traumatic event for both of us. We didn't have a plan other than to get to Colorado to be with my mother in law as she fights her battle with cancer. Now 5 months later I can say it has been a blessed experience. The Most High helped us find a great place to rent within walking distance to Momma. We were able to plant a garden and harvest a plentiful harvest,I have painted 12 paintings and settled into a peaceful rhythm of life.
I even entered my first art competition since graduation and won an award. It is exciting to live this close to the Rocky Mountains. We can drive 2 minutes down the road and get a few of the front range or drive a hour and be in Rocky Mountain National Park. We have taken trips into Pawnee National Grasslands and seen the buttes, driven up to a couple of municipal parks with red rock outcroppings and walked the banks of the Cache La Poudre River. All these trips allow for us to drive out and back in part of a day. My newest work reflects my settling into my new home. Painting helps me to digest my world, my physical environment as well as emotional space. I hope the viewer enjoys them as much as I have enjoyed painting them.