Episode 68-Peter Card - oil painter from Rye, NH
Born in New Hampshire, Peter grew up with a love of nature, the beauty of the New England landscape and the wonders of science. He received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry and then studied as a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University with Nobel Laureate Robert Woodward. After a successful thirty plus year career as a pharmaceutical executive in nuclear medicine, Peter’s life-long interest in photographing nature evolved into a love of oil painting. He spent years studying the painting techniques of the old masters in the studio of Leah Kristen Dahlgren, and then studied studio and plein air painting extensively with noted New England artist Todd Bonita among others.
Today, Peter and his wife Ann, live on the New Hampshire seacoast where he paints full-time in his studio as well as plein air.