I am a resident artist at the Santa Fe Artist Colony in downtown Los Angeles, a member of the Los Angeles Art Association, and represented by Galerie Michael in Beverly Hills, California. I previously worked for 20 years as an electrical engineer.
My time is split between being a full-time studio artist and teaching classes to the underprivileged in East LA. For the latter I was awarded 2012 Volunteer of the Year by the City Council of Los Angeles. I'm primarily self-taught, but I've studied painting at UCLA and also with Ronnie Landfield and Larry Poons at the Art Students League of New York.
My studio is a haven for me. The building, in an industrial neighborhood, used to be a mattress factory in the early 1900's. It is a 2000 square foot loft, with 20-foot ceilings and large windows, which get the early morning and midday light.