I was born in Northridge, CA, and grew up in the San Fernando Valley just north of Los Angeles, CA. After attending UCLA and a brief tour of duty in the USAF, I was employed by General Telephone of Southern California in the Design Drafting Department where, in 1984, I was selected to be the drafting project leader for GTE’s involvement in the summer Olympic games being held in Los Angeles.
After leaving the phone company in 1990, I opened up my own firm specializing in product design. My clients included Nike, Reebok, McDonald’s, and many individual entrepreneurs. At this time I also taught college accredited courses in art and design at the Learning Tree University in both Thousand Oaks and Reseda, CA.
Now residing in Southern Utah, I continue to travel, teach, and paint the local scenery of the Southwest.I have worked with many fine artists throughout the years including Rex Brandt, Robert E. Wood, Woody Hansen, Tony Couch, and Frank Webb.
My Personal Philosophy:
I am a painter. I take a brush loaded with bright, clean color and make marks on white paper. The brush marks, if correctly done, will suggest a subject. My thoughts, intentions, and emotions go into each stroke to communicate my feelings about the subject to you, the viewer. This is the essence of art.
By it's very nature, art is a translation and not a transcription. Nature cannot be copied, only suggested. The world around us is three dimensional and my paper has only two dimensions. I see color and texture with my eyes, but my palette has only a few colors on it and my brush can only make a limited number of strokes to convey texture to you. What I experience, therefore, must be translated into the language of art.
This is painting, and I am a painter.