I was born on the coast of Southern California in 1960. In 1986 I graduated from California State University Long Beach and received a B.F.A. with honors in painting along with a professional certificate in computer graphics from the University of California Los Angles. I began my graduate work at Cornell University and subsequently transferred to the University of Pennsylvania to study with Neil Welliver, one of the last students of Josef Albers. Subsequently, I moved to New Orleans and began my painting career. While there developed a number public art programs for children and public works projects for which I was the principle investigator. Additionally, I've been creating digital works. Unlike painting, the digital works are created as a non-market driven endeavor.