After more than 25 years in the advertising and high tech publishing businesses, I found my creative needs increasingly demanding attention. So, in 2005, I signed up for a class in pastel painting. That was it. My love of color and desire to work with my hands found a new voice with pastel. Since then, I have studied drawing at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and have studied with renowned instructors/artists including Odin K. Smith, Susan Ogilvie, Rosalie Nadeau, Alain Picard, Mary Moquin, Liz Haywood-Sullivan and Elizabeth Mowry. I am also one of the owners of Gallery Artrio in downtown Hyannis as part of the HyArts Cultural District. To state what so many others have said before me … the beauty and light that is uniquely Cape Cod is a constantly renewing source of inspiration to me. Painting increases one’s ability to see. The more you look, the more you see. Every work opens me to see more of this great natural beauty, Cape Cod.