Born: 1961 in New York City
Growing up primarily in lower Manhattan in the 1970s- artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers and creatives of all types were the people I was exposed to as a matter of course. I would meet many well known people (and some who would become so) in those fields over those years and would have the good fortune to be influenced, befriended and supported by them in my creative impulses. It was a time when the city itself was growing as a contemporary arts center, was a laboratory for new music and new art movements -and having some of the greatest museums in the world.... An atmosphere that could only stir and support creative impulses. To my good fortune, it was the time and place that I called home.
I followed those impulses through my youth into adulthood.... with music, painting & other creative outlets. Ultimately attending the School of Visual Arts, the Art Student's League and the Printmaking Workshop with world renowned print-maker/ artist Robert Blackburn.
The 1980s brought cross country trips for an extended stay in Los Angeles first, and eventually to relocate to the Bay Area in the late 1980s. That trip brought me through the Southwest where I would eventually return- to live in Santa Fe, NM 18 months later. And where I have made myself at home ever since.
Over the next 30+ years there would be some 70 plus group & solo shows, museum exhibitions & collections including: The Museum of the Southwest, The Longview Museum of Fine Art, The Springfield Museum of Art, The Knoxville Museum of Art, The Albuquerque Museum of Art and others. Gallery shows in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Austin, Santa Monica, Laguna Beach, Scottsdale, Santa Fe and other places. Corporate & private collections including TV producer Max Mutchnick, actor Burt Reynolds, Jazz legend Herbie Mann, Chase Industries, Christus St. Vincent Healthcare & others. The paintings have been featured in the book: Art Journey New Mexico, magazines such as American Art Collector, Southwest Art, Design & Architecture, New American Paintings and newspapers across the country. And more recently on the blog ArtPeopleGallery.com (see Resume page).