I am an artist at heart.
A lifelong Hunterdon County resident, I see, hear and taste beauty in the quotidian:
… a herd of Belted Galloway cattle on Stamets Road, their black and white coats in sharp contrast against the green grass and blue skies.
… the simultaneous hum and echo of car tires on weathered wood as you pass through the covered bridge on Rosemont-Ringoes Road.
… the luxuriant clusters of wild red raspberries that proliferate in July, inviting hands and tongues and beaks to pluck them from scratchy stems.
While I pursued studies in journalism and history and then built a career in the nonprofit sector, including stints in public broadcasting, strategic planning and development consulting, and, most recently, philanthropy, part of me has always sought a creative outlet.
That search has taken me to some interesting places both far and near, from a week-long writing and letterpress workshop at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, to wood turning classes at the YMCA in New York City and Quakertown, PA, as well as a variety of studio classes at Raritan Valley Community College.