I was born in Baltimore and began to draw seriously around the age of 14, when I became enamored by the calligraphy of Old English manuscripts. I moved on to studying Japanese painting in my teen years, then widened my work as an adult. Growing up, my father and grandfather taught me how to handle tools and materials, reflected now in assemblage.
I have drawn, painted, and made things virtually my whole life, but I wanted more rigor. So I told my children that when they graduated from college, my dream was to take art courses. Not a week had passed when they looked at me and said "Well?" Putting my time where my mouth was, began taking courses at Maryland Institute College of Art, broadening and deepening my work, earning and going beyond a Certificate in Fine Arts.
With well over 40 years in art, I have worked in many media: silkscreen, calligraphy, graphic arts by hand and computer, oil paint, and assemblage foremost among them. In recent years, I have been concentrating in oil painting, assemblage, and combining hand with computer art. My work has been selected for a variety of juried exhibitions and is in private collections throughout the U.S.