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New Hampshire Scenes)





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Raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, it was a New Hampshire vacation trip as a young teen, and, more specifically, a trip up the Mt. Washington cog railway that set me on my present course as a landscape artist. I saw real people hiking it. I said, “I want to do that.”  I was instantly and passionately in love with the Whites!

My life meandered a bit as I raised my family and pursued my first professional life in various phases of education, but art supplies were always handy and tent travel was the go-to choice for vacations, frequently in the Whites.

Dreams manifest themselves in steps and stages. As an educator I’d learned how to teach and how to learn. Retirement has not stopped the learning or the teaching.

I started retirement with a month at Sivananda ashram, becoming officially certified as a yoga instructor, and then spent two intense years attending Baum Art School in Allentown, PA.

In 2010, I made the long awaited move to NH where I set up a studio in my garage in Ossipee Village, Freedom, considering myself “Painter of White Mountain Scenes.”

Since then my own art education has continued through workshops and mentoring sessions with well-known pastel and oil painters, and through the camaraderie of local artists...Tuesday painters, Ellis River Studio in Jackson and Mt Washington Valley Art Association.

Having followed Thoreau’s advice to “Walk confidently in the direction of your dreams,” I’ve found that dreams really do come true! though the route may be circuitous, and the dreams edited along the way!

Thoreau still holds sway. Following his advice to “Simplify, simplify,” I’ve moved to the very center of the Village of Freedom where I can walk to the Village Store, the Library, the Church and toTown Hall where I teach a few Yoga classes. My barn is step by step becoming both a gallery for local artists and my studio for art and spirit.  

                 Education never stops and life keeps getting better.