Last updated: July 6, 2015
My first job, as a painter for Artists For Humanity, allowed me to create landscape paintings inspired by the Boston Harbor Islands. On a weekly basis, we were taken to a different island and, dispersing ourselves throughout the island, we captured our perspective of the island through our art- whether it was sketching, painting, or photography. Having the opportunity to sit down and allow my senses to take over, inevitably, formed a drastic appreciation for the environment and guided me towards my passion for nature.
When I first found out about the SCA, I was really intrigued because I knew I wanted to do something outdoors and hands-on. I knew this was exactly the kind of atmosphere I was looking for- something refreshing and new just like that moment when I walked down the smooth path along the reservoir or when I sat at the top of a hill on the island painting the gentle splashes against the shore, getting the right texture of a birch wood tree in front of me, and not having to think, and just focusing on what’s in front of me. I wanted to experience more of these moments.