I was born, raised and educated in Virginia, and had a fairly well-rounded upbringing.
I lived and studied Art near Washington D.C, and in Richmond Va., graduating with a degree in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University. I then moved to San Francisco where I was a curator and board member of a non-profit alternative art space, while working in commercial art galleries and as apicture framer for those galleries. I then studied at San Francisco State University, earning an MFA in painting. At this point I had been living in San Francisco for thirteen years, and had the opportunity to move back east.
After moving to Florida 25 years ago, I soon began teaching art at Daytona Beach Community College, where I worked for 9 ½ years. Within a few years I also became a teacher for Volusia county Schools. I began the current phase of my artistic production in 2010, and renewed exhibiting my work. All of the work in my current portfolio is from 2011-2022. I retired from teaching at the end of 2017 in order to produce art full-time.