After retiring from a career in Clinical Psychology ten years ago, I took a path that has been along time dream of learn how to paint. Having grown up in Greenwich Village, New York City, being exposed to some of the world's greatest art museums, having a cousin who learned how to paint in his basement in Brooklyn and who exposed me at an early age to the glorious smell of oil paint, doing extensive travel later inlife to world centers of art, have formed the backdrop to my passion to paint.

I began with courses in the fundamentals: drawing, color, composition, paint application, etc., at the Palo Alto Art League (now the Pacific Art League) and the Palo Alto Art Center. My training has been grounded in learning the fundamentals of representational expression and I have been fortunate in being able to take courses from Jim Smyth and Brigitte Curt. In addition I have taken several workshops in plein air painting as well as workshops in watercolor.

Fishing the Rogue

Just Plane Trees, Sold

East Bay Hills, Sunset

A Curve in the Merced

Allied Arts. Adobe