Mary Van Deusen
live life creatively

our path

oil on canvas, 18" x 24"


Often, Jen, her father and I wandered through paths in the forest. Occasionally, I'd pause behind them to watch as they were completely engrossed in their close examination of nature. This was one of my favorite vantage points for reflecting on Jen’s growth. Along many paths and the length of numerous beaches, I have marveled at this sight, watching her grow from the baby in a carrier on our backs, through all the stages to a sure footed young lady – watching the gap in daughter’s height and father’s height diminish with time. – treasuring the quality of this time spent together.