After retiring from a career in Clinical Psychology I took a path that has been a long time dream of mine, to learn how to paint. Having grown up in Greenwich Village, New York City, being exposed to some of the worlds 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 in life to world centers of art, have formed the backdrop to my passion to paint.
I began training at the Palo Alto Art League (now the Pacific Art League) and the Palo Alto Art Center. My training was grounded in learning the fundamentals of representational expression in oils, covering landscapes, portraiture and still life. In my paintings I try to capture the mood, feeling, and color of what I paint and paint what has personal and aesthetic meaning to me. My pleasure in painting now far exceeds the "smell of oil". In addition I've taken several Plein Air workshops as well as workshops in watercolor. I've had several one person shows at Gallery 9, where I am a member. My work has been shown at the Eriksen Gallery, Half Moon Bay, the Artist Alley in San Francisco, and is in private collections in California, Louisiana, and the East Coast.
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