ABSTRACT IN COLOR
ELIZABETH L. SIMPSON
My professional life (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1970) has been devoted to Developmental Psychology, examining political and moral development from adolescence to old age.
During my retirement, I have turned to fulfilling a long-delayed desire: learning to paint. Being the daughter of a man who illustrated his own books and an aunt who was an accomplished artist in France and the United States, I realized that I began this endeavor with a serious handicap because I could not draw. There was no way I could do representational art. I wanted, I told my instructor, to “play with color” and that is what I have done for several years now with mixed feelings of frustration and pleasure.