● Primarily abstract and surrealist painter. Live and work in New York. Born in Newark, New Jersey and grew up in San Pedro, CA and Baton Rouge, LA. Studio Assistant to NY Abstract Expressionist and Colorist, Ray Parker during the late-seventies and early eighties in New York. Present work is multiple panel landscape-mural painting installations.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Texas A&M University, College Station, 1977. Master of Fine Arts, Texas A&M, 1979. SUNY Empire State College, Fine Art (Painting) New York, New York, United States.
Visiting Artist, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, 2012. Artist, painter, New York City, since 1980. Guest critic, studio program State University of New York at Empire State College, New York City, 1982. Adjunct faculty, studio program Empire State College, 1983.
Guest lecturer University New Orleans, 1984. Guest critic & lecturer E.Tex. State University, 1984. Guest critic & lecturer, Bennington College, Vermont, 1992, Maryland Institute Graduate School Fine Arts, Baltimore, 1991, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1992. Guest lecturer Parsons School Design, New York City, 1996, State University of New York at Purchase Graduate & Undergrad. Schools, New York, 1997, United States Consulate General, Istanbul, Turkey, 2000, Delgado College, New Orleans.
President, Valatie Economic Redevelopment Association (V.E.R.A.), 2013-—present.
Member Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, 2003—present.
Trustee, Valatie Free Library, Kinderhook, NY 2007—2013