After surviving hurricane Katrina and the abrupt conclusion of my career in academic medicine I followed my creative calling to higher ground. Building on the foundation established through studies at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts my focus on artistic enrichment expanded to full-time in New Mexico. In Albuquerque I’ve studied with experts in the fields of painting, photography, pottery and creative writing at the University of New Mexico, Harwood Art Center, The Art League, and Coyote Clay Studio. I cultivated my interest in horticulture through participation in the Albuquerque Master Gardeners’ Program.
The models for my oil paintings, which are usually limited to avian subjects, emerge from my own photographs. Arts-related publications include a novella, short stories, poetry, personal essays, and articles on aviculture. My photographs and paintings have appeared in a variety of publications and include cover art. My good fortune in the arts extends to having my pottery available in several local shops.