happy valley


oil on canvas

in the artist’s private collection

I worked for four years for Mount Holyoke College
as their staff graphic designer, and each year the college
would call a ‘spree day’ on the first beautiful spring
day. I took the day off and went to the top of the
Skinner Mountain, where the views of the valley
compensated for the bracing spring temperature,
and the Connecticut River meandered away along
with my thoughts.