I’ve been captured by the creative process all my life. As a child, I built models, sketched, painted, carved birds, and designed and constructed fine furniture.
I earned my AB degree from Princeton University in 1969, and subsequently taught elementary and high school for 4 years, followed by 40 years in commercial real estate, financial services, and consulting. I have been active in numerous civic and charitable activities.
In 2005, I co-founded and became Director of The Children's Initiative, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and education of children in Southeast Asia, Africa, Central America and the Caribbean, and I now focus my time on a small school and community in the rural northwest of Haiti.
Throughout my careers and dedication to raising a family, I’ve managed to pursue my love for painting, and am now devoting full time to it. I have been a student at the DeCordava Museum in Massachusetts, studied under Suzanne Sherer and Pavel Ouporov, and am now getting my Masters of Fine Arts in Painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
In addition to our family of four children and seven grandchildren, my interests include high-altitude mountaineering, serving the needs of children, travel off the beaten path, writing, and a fascination with different cultures and world events. I have recently moved to Santa Barbara, California., where I have my studio.
Please take a look at my Artist's Statement.