I was born in Indiana. I started my serious study of art with Zig Jankowski after high school I moved west to Tucson, Arizona where I studied art at the Milan School of Art. I also studied commercial art in Los Angeles at the Art Center. I continued my studies at the University of Arizona, Tucson. After returning to Indiana I completed my associate degree in commercial art. For all of my adult. life I have attended as many classes and workshops as possible I worked for a division of Days Moving and Storage with a company that did decor for restaurants. I was the art department. I exhibited in Tucson and later in various places in Michigan and Indiana.