Born in Suffolk County,
Medium: oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel
Subjects: Still life, Civil War, Portraits, Landscapes
After my discharge from the USAF, I decided to make Washington D.C.
my home and worked as a photographer on Capitol Hill.
I always had a driving ambition to paint and draw so I entered The
After returning to the U.S., I came back to New York City, where I worked
as a photographer again. Still wanting to be an artist, I moved to San Francisco
and enrolled in the Academy of Art College, where I studied for five years.
One of my instructors was the artist/illustrator, Howard Brodie. He is famous
for his drawings of World War II while working for the newspaper "Stars
& Stripes". He is also acclaimed for his courtroom illustrations
of famous trials.
American University as an art major. At this time I studied with the
satirical figure illustrator, Jose Perez and got involved with the art
scene in Washington, which included noted sculptor, Frederic E. Hart.
Europe always interested me so I moved and lived in Spain for two years.
After graduation I returned to the Washington Area, where I
continue to paint and draw.