I have recognized my passion about art in the early seventies, first as a poet, and started to explore my painting abilities in the eighties. At that time, I was working in a large commercial firm in Zagreb, Croatia in Europe, as a successful graduate economist, and have been doing that job for nearly 20 years. In parallel, I wrote poems and tried to learn various painting techniques by myself, and later on with a help of several successful Croatian artists as well as art academy professors from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. This resulted in enrollment and finishing an art study in Center for art education in Zagreb, with the help and guidance of prof. Damir Sokic.
In 1995, at the peak of my professional career and during the war in Croatia I quit my job as the manager and decided to dedicate myself to art, although the outlook as a painter in Croatia at that time was rather grim.
I followed my intuition and had huge beginnerís luck and thus became a professional artist/painter, and was soon leveled with academic artists by means of professional recognition, already in 1995 when I became regular member of the Croatian Association of Artists. Since then, for over 14 years, I successfully live and work as a professional artist, owing it to the value of my work and the support of the structures of city of Zapresic near Zagreb, who have recognized my work and have supported me in various occasions. The city of Zapresic is also the place where I live and where my studios are situated at my home, and in Ban Josip Jelacic high school. I am absolutely committed to art and therefore live mostly in solace, although not lonely, growing and developing as an artist and person together with my work. Hence, the art critic in 2008. writes that I am artist who suddenly emerged as the epicenter of top Croatian painting.
With all possible techniques, throughout all my artistic cycles, I unsuccessfully paint the same image; the image of the sea, islands and coasts, by which I was born and which is deep in me. So, my inspiration is always new, fresh and practically inexhaustible.