Painting for me is a deeply emotional and joyful experience. My painting is a record of my experience. Most of my work begins on site, "en plein air", and is then later completed in my studio. As I begin a painting it is always an adventure that I hope will express the emotional experience that captured me in the first place. When it does, it is a beautiful mystery that stirs my soul every time that I look at it. This also is what I want to share with others. Painting was a hobby for me for most of my life until more recently when I was irresistibly drawn into it as a professional adventure. My previous career, built upon a doctorate in psychology and clinical studies, focused on treating individuals and couples in private practice. During the course of these years I was a student of the late prominent New Hampshire artist Calvin Libby and then later a student at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. My most recent teacher of many years, who remains my mentor and friend, is Maine Coast painter Stan Moeller. By way of a professional art affiliation, I have been awarded acceptance into the Oil Painters of America as associate member.