I was born in Portland, Oregon and grew up in Long Beach, California. I attended Long Beach City College, and received a degree in Commercial Art from the University of Central Oklahoma. I was an illustrator in the Marine Corps and I’ve worked as a graph designer/illustrator for manufacturing companies, ad agencies, and printers as well as doing free-lance art. I retired as the Manager of Creative Services at the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education where I spent twenty years.
I’ve had seven shows in Oklahoma and participated in art festivals in Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico,
My paintings are primarily done in watercolor. I sometimes hide items in the painting and do surreal subjects.
I also do some digital work in Photoshop I call Car Art Photo Illustrations. I photograph an old gas station, theater, drive in or land mark and add items to and delete items from the photo to end up with a backdrop for old cars. I photograph the car separately and drop it in one of the completed backgrounds.