After Attending the Chicago Academy of Fine Art, I began my professional career as an illustrator in a Chicago studio. Later I joined an advertising agency as an art director. I've won many awards for advertising campaigns throughout my career and had my own ad agency in Charlotte, NC.
Since moving to south west Florida, I've been inspired by the lush tropical lifestyle. It seems like everywhere you looked, there was a scene waiting to be painted. My wife and I began going to art shows, and I told her, 'I think I can do that!'
We live near Punta Gorda, on a canal, with two cats, and 'Stretch' the egret.