My studio sits by a creek at the edge of the Chesapeake Bay. Here land, woods, wildlife and water meet. The natural world that surrounds me is the primary inspiration for my work. In my art I try to respond authentically to what I see and feel in my everyday experience using paint, cloth, paper and thread. The imagery that emerges is frequently clearly reminiscent of horizon, water and sky. Recently I have begun pushing the boundaries of these recognizable landscape references. As I embrace greater abstraction I am finding a new playfulness developing in the work and the emergence of a heightened expressiveness of texture and color.