When I retired ten years ago from a psychotherapy practice I took up painting and it has become my passion. I love everything about painting- the luscious oil paints, painting en plein air, the creative process, the critiques from elite teachers and the camaraderie of other artists who share the same passion and commitment to learning a craft as artists have done through the ages.
While I have attended workshops around the country, I primarily study at the Yellow Barn at Glen Echo Park with well known artist and teacher, Walter Bartman. I am also on the board of the Friends of the Yellow Barn and participate in making the Yellow Barn a welcome place to create art.
I have been juried into the prestigious Yellow Barn member art show for the last three years as well as appearing in juried shows at Rockville Art league, Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital and Rehoboth Art league. I have participated in many shows at the Yellow Barn and elsewhere and my work appears in many homes.
While my work is somewhat representational I try to capture the feeling and essence of a view focusing on the color, light and shapes that appear in nature.
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