For three decades I started and led nonprofit organizations, including The Samaritans of Boston, The Samaritans of Merrimack Valley, Prevent Child Abuse Wisconsin and Young Women’s Leadership Charter School of Chicago. When I moved to Woods Hole with my husband in 2006, I began drawing from nature with Julie Child, a professional scientific illustrator. I studied drawing, watercolor, oil, printmaking, photography and pastel through Falmouth Art Center, Upper Cape Camera Club, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and the Boston studio of Joel Janowitz. I joined Turtle Studios, Newton, in 2013. I have participated in the Beacon Hill Art Walk since 2014.