Packard explores that subject more explicitly in works such as Red Dory
(ca. 2013), Inlet Pass
(2013), and Latent Horizon
(ca. 2014). Each make small allusions to the world of people, such as the presence of a lingering boat. With a spare simplicity that resembles
and other painters of the
school, Packard celebrates rural life in the United States. She draws from her own personal experience and family tradition, having spent summers in Provincetown, Massachusetts, where her grandfather, Max Bohm, a preeminent American
painter, earlier settled with the family. Packard would go on to find inspiration in the seascape there, in the sensation of the ocean, which comes richly to life on her canvases.