I was born and raised in New York City. Most of my adult life was spent working in the design field. Thirty of those years I owned my own product design firm in SoHo, where I did both structural and graphic design.
A large percentage of the work I did was for the cosmetic industry. I also enjoyed having some of the top fashion designers as long term clients.
Throughout my career, I always sketched during creative meetings for my clients and when I stopped doing commercial work, I decided to keep up the practice by spending my free time painting with pastels. I chose pastel because of the spontaneity the medium provides.