I was born in St. Louis Mo. but raised in Washington State near Seattle. Growing up on the shores of Puget Sound under the shadow of Mt. Rainier all of nature was my teacher as it still is today.
The son of a sign painter and artist my professional schooling began at young age, while working with my father in his sign shop I had all the material I needed to explore my interest. From my father I learned allot of the tricks of design and spacing as well as some techniques such as serigraphy and gold leafing that I still use today. I attended college in Washington State and received a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Central Washington University in 1982. After graduating from college I decided to continue my education through travel. My travels have taken me as far north as Anchorage Alaska to as far south as Morelia, Michoacán in Mexico where I lived for a year studying mural painting, sculpture and Spanish and getting to know the people and cultures by working and living among the locals. I love Mexico and have been back to visit for work and pleasure a half a dozen times since.
Art has always been my focus in life, and I consider it my first language. Art should speak for itself to that individual directly on a more personal level than words. My images come from man’s relationship with nature and from stories, legends, mythology of native cultures ...