Born and raised in Memphis, TN.. Studied painting and drawing at The Univ. of Memphis and at East Tennessee State Univ.. Has taught college for 39 years, Worked as a muralist for a company in Memphis, owned and operated a business producing artwork and custom woodworking for the motel industry. Coached women's tennis for 20 years at the college level. Presently an Associate Professor of Art at Blue Mountain College in Blue Mountain, MS.