For over 25 years, I was a Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at Northeastern University in Boston. I wrote papers and books and taught undergraduate and graduate students. When I retired almost five years ago, I changed direction completely and began to paint watercolors. I have taken classes and workshops consistently since then. My most important teachers have been Nava Grunfeld, Marjorie Glick, and Marla Greenfield, but I have also been influenced by numerous watercolor books and magazines, thus by painters from afar. I paint almost exclusively still lifes consisting of fruits and vegetables in bowls and on plates. I love ceramics and fresh fruit-- the kitchen. I paint using a transparent palette, interested in color, light and shadows. I live in Boston.