As a college student at Tufts University, I was given the opportunity in my senior year to take a few extra classes at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts. This was my first formal introduction to art.
After college, I worked as an assistant psychologist at the Framingham Reformatory for Women. Later I went back to school and got my masters in Rehabilitation Counseling at Colombia University. Because of working, graduate school, and raising a family (six children), my art endeavors were neglected.
When my family and I moved to California in 1972, I began taking art classes again. I've had the privilege to work with several fine art teachers in the area. I'm very thankful for the knowledge that these teachers have given me and I still continue to learn.
I've won first place in oils, third place in oils, and an honorable mention in Alamo-Danville juried shows. I also have a painting hanging in the Pentagon, commemorating 9/11.