It is December and five years since the loss of my beloved husband Michael. My recent relocation to Loudoun County Virginia has challenged me to look at my new surroundings with a fresh eye. I have become enthralled with the landscape and spend my days constantly sketching everything from the details of the flora and fauna to the dynamic mountains,rivers and sky. My new series "RIVER LIFE" is based on my many drawings from life as I walk along the trails that parallel the river and seek the transitions between the developed and the wild. As I try to portray human emotion with human drama as much as I can experience.