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Born and raised in Massachusetts, David Raymond Marsh divides his time between Amherst and Orleans, Massachusetts and Sedona, Arizona. After careers in pediatrics, public health and global health, he was drawn to capture the beauty of creation through representational landscape painting. He was happily surprised to learn of the outsized role of “science” in creating beauty–color theory, composition “rules,” the physics of light and paint application, the chemistry and toxicology of paint, and the physiology and psychology of color perception, and more. When science, esthetics, and the soul converge to produce beauty, it’s a fleeting glimpse into the mind of God (Romans 11:34). His mentors and teachers include Gretchen Lopez, Dave Santillanes, Cody DeLong, Bill Cramer, Betty Carr, Peggy Immel, Michael Rogers and Raphael Ramos. He recently was awarded “Best Painting” at the Verde Valley Fair in Cottonwood, AZ (May 2022). He enjoys occasional still life and figurative painting, but the allure of the great outdoors predominates. His wife loves fly-fishing, which facilitates planning trips but triples the luggage.