Painting for me is deeply emotional and joyful. 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 and is what I want to share with others. Painting initially was a hobby for most of my life until I recently made it my profession. My previous career, built upon a doctorate in psychology and licensed as a pastoral psychotherapist, focused on treating individuals and couples in private practice. During that time 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 now remains my mentor and friend, is Maine Coast painter Stan Moeller. I am an associate member of the Oil Painters of America.