I was born in Northwest Missouri (Kansas City). The land of Thomas Hart Benton and Harry Truman. I have been married for 45 years. We have four sons and five Grand Children and a grand grand child and one on the way. I attended the Art Institute of Kansas City, MO in fine arts and architectural renderings for 5 years. I finished at The Art Instruction School of Minneapolis Minnesota 1976. I worked as an architectural designer for 20 years and the remainder of the time as a Construction field sales representative. I have retiring and working exclusively as an artist and architectural designer.