Making Art, All Kinds of Art

The Art Scene
Beyond, by Michael Quadland

Michael Quadland seems to be a man too accomplished to be true: With a Ph.D. in psychology from New York University and a masters in public health from Yale, Quadland worked with AIDS patients in New York City until — after years of losing patients and friends — he left the city for private practice in Connecticut. He restored an 18th-century farmhouse in Sherman, largely by hand, then decided to begin writing.

Quadland, now in his mid-60s, published his first novel, “That Was Then,” in 2007 and his second, “Offspring,” earlier this year. But he also began to paint.

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