I first visited Provincetown in 1968 with a cousin from New Jersey and did a pen and ink portrait of him in our room on Commercial Street.

Years later, after graduating from the Kansas City Art Institute and moving to San Francisco, I returned to Provincetown to study watercolor with the late Lee Boynton at the Cape Cod School of Art, and then began taking workshops at the Fine Arts Work Center with Jim Peters, Robert Henry and Gregory Amenoff, among others. After ten worthwhile years of summer workshops it seemed to me that my time in Provincetown was over—until film writer and now Banner Arts Editor Howard Karren saw a painting of mine at PAAM’s annual 12×12 show and invited me to show at the Alden Gallery, which he was about to open with his business partner, Stephen Syta, in 2007. Showing at the Alden Gallery during the ten years since then has given me the challenging opportunity to continue making Provincetown paintings, most of which include men in relationship to the beach, the town and each other.