Richard Baldwin majored in English and Art as an undergraduate, did a year’s graduate work in English and received and M.F.A. in sculpture and design in 1964. He spent eight years teaching art as a teaching assistant and at the secondary school and community college levels. He then shifted his interest in teaching to work in the social services field, doing art in his free time.
His work in social services eventually focused on providing outreach family therapy to families who were involved with the State Department of Social Services. At a social service agency in Athol Massachusetts (funded principally by the State Department of Social Services and Mental Health) he worked with a team of outreach therapists for twenty-two years holding various positions in the agency from outreach therapist to Clinical Director to Site Manager, and finally Director of Training and Education. He retired from social service work in the summer of 1998 to devote more time to art and continue to work with Sharevision, Inc.
His main interests are in creative processes, social justice, cognitive science, art and music.