Shackleford Banks NC, part of Cape Lookout National Seashore, inspired my paintings for this show. The “Banks”, as it’s called by the locals,┬áis home to 121 horses that roam wild among the dunes and along the shore along with many beautiful birds.

Though I have painted these horses and birds many times in the past, I challenged myself anew to explore variations of this area by combining squares, rectangles, and/or circles in each work. The results took me in delightful new directions in each piece.