New Mexico, 1985, works on paper
Moving in 1985 to the Mesilla Valley of New Mexico, on the outskirts of El Paso where my husband and I would teach, retiring from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2013, required me to take long walks to introduce myself to the magnificent views. From our rural property we could see three states (Texas, Chihuahua, and New Mexico) and two countries (the US and Mexico). The sense of scale was breathtaking; the sky overwhelming; the distances beyond belief. So, for the first and only time in my life, I undertook a series of simple and representational landscape paintings, mostly on paper, and mostly 30" x 22" (a few, like the one illustrated above, were on masonite).