Dune Woman is a painted story of returning home. This series explores the physical and spiritual microclimates within the beach dunes of Trinidad, California. These are areas I grew up around, but rarely spent time with. I lived along the dramatic rocky coast, and never thought much of the subtle-scapes that the dunes offer. Being back, decades later, the eyes are wiser and more attuned to the sensitive shifts within this tender terrain. In Dune Woman, we sit down in the hot baked sand, shaded by tall swaying beach grass, and rest with her for a while.