Student, City College, San Francisco, 1979. Bachelor of Fine Arts, University San Francisco, 1983. Bachelor of Fine Arts, certified in illustration, Academy of Art College, San Francisco, 1983.
Artist Stratford Design, Brisbane, California, 1984-1986. Owner J. Gleeson Studio, San Francisco, since 1986. Certified artist Grumbacher Corporation, New Jersey, since 1996.
Teacher art Academy of Art College, San Francisco, since 1997. Teacher LEAP program Baywood School, San Mateo, California, since 1997. Member artist advisory council Artspan/Open Studios, San Francisco, since 1996, also board directors.
Presenter workshops, demonstrator various organizations.
Member Society Western Artists (juror's award 1992, president 1993-1995, 1st place watercolor award 1993, Grumbacher award 1993, Best in Show award 1994), Artists Guild San Francisco.