I was born just outside the city of Poughkeepsie amidst the rural surroundings of upstate New York. From a very early age I'd shown a strong interest in drawing and painting and pursued these interests throughout my schooling, eventually graduating from Buffalo State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education.
I taught elementary school art for three years before deciding to pack up and travel across the European continent. I trekked through thirteen different countries documenting my experiences in sketchbooks using drawings, collages and the written word. I am currently working on a book that chronicles my time in Europe. The rough draft for the book is complete and the first chapter and some of the drawings can be viewed on this web site (just return to the home page and click on "European Drawings" or "Book").
After my travels in Europe, I returned to the states and turned my focus toward painting. I discovered a love for the Colorado Rocky Mountains, and my passion for painting seemed to reach a new level of intensity.
My wife and I currently reside in the small ski resort town of Crested Butte, Colorado. My wife works for a local bookkeeper, while I paint full time in my home studio. We have two sons who keep us busy and continuously add to the richness of our lives.