I received my MFA in Painting from Brooklyn College in 1983. I have always sought to create, in my paintings, a quiet space that one can “dream into.” The contemplative works of the Huntington Beaches series are begun en plein aire, and concluded in the studio. The introspective figure studies continue this feeling, introducing words from my own poems as graphic motifs. In 2020, with the COVID 19 epidemic at all of our doors, I began painting detailed watercolor flower studies and landscapes. It seemed that natural beauty was the way to calmness and acceptance of life as it is.