Over the last few years, much of my creative work has been in response to the natural environment. The work is about something I’ve spent quite a bit of time with, and appreciated its presence, such as the 11 white egrets that populated our stretch of the river one summer on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. More recently I have been painting in a narrative style, conjuring memories of childhood in the 1950s and ’60s, with respect to segregation and children’s innocence. In all of my work, the final visual piece is the result of deep experiences, journaling, and responses to those experiences. I work with collage and various stamping and stenciling processes, with primary medium of oil.