Carolyn Fox seeks to create a strong sense of place, with a unique perception of the surrounding landscape and environs. Having lived in Ojai since 1987 , this beautiful valley with it’s tall rugged mountains are a continuous source of inspiration. As the seasons change the mountains, trees, chaparral, and cactus vary from lush to arid, with an ever changing subtlety of color. The Thomas fire of 2017 had a dramatic impact on the Ojai mountains and it has been fascinating to watch their regeneration as the rains soak in. My figurative work explores gesture and how the human figure can both echo and be integrated into the environment.