Media is fuel for my design experiments on canvas with pallet knife modeling, acrylics, oils, polymers and metals. I also design and construct the frames of solid hard woods and metal accents. My art represents 4 ancient and primary building materials, stone, wood, metal and glass.
As far back as I can remember I liked drawing and painting. Creativity has always been important to me and I enjoy working with my hands.
Throughout my formal education I majored in fine art and commercial art. A native of So. California since 1955 I was raised in Pasadena. I moved to La Jolla in 1969 where I owned and operated an art and gift store. It was during those years that I traveled the world. I moved to Hawaii in 1979 and lived there through the 80’s, until I returned to California in 1991.
While in Hawaii, I released a series of original acrylic paintings on canvas and hand pulled, limited edition serigraphs. These images were exhibited in several one man shows in Honolulu. In 1992 I attended Platt College in Orange County, and received a degree in computer graphics and web design in 2000.
I have worked in all phases of the commercial creative process, developing advertising and marketing tools for in-house marketing departments, design studios, individual clients and advertising agencies in Hawaii and California.
In 2002 - 2003 I attended Mission Renaissance Fine Art Academy where I studied sketching, composition, color theory, and different techniques of representational painting with oils on canvas. I've been painting ever since.