My paintings currently focus on portraits and New England landscapes. I’m trying to use realism to suggest stories about people and places at specific moments of light and time. I’ve always been drawn to paintings that make me wonder about what was happening outside what the painter captured. The northeast coast with its cool light, working waterfronts and earthy palette is my strongest inspiration. Professionally, I’ve worked in science for 30 years and respect the qualities of inquiry and curiosity that science and art share. A lifelong painting student, I’ve studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) and with artists Patrick Carter, Kelly Carmody and Nan Hass Feldman, among others. Prior to taking a regrettable break from professional painting for 8 years, I participated in solo and group shows in Massachusetts and Maine galleries. In 2007, Out Behind Stinson’s won grand prize in the Daniel Smith annual painting contest out of over 30,000 entries. My paintings are in private collections in Florida, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Texas and Italy. In 2016 I happily returned to the studio for a deep dive into portrait work. Recently, writer Lisa Rogers wrote about her experience sitting for a portrait with me in Wellesley/Weston Magazine (2017).