Phoenixville, PA, 1953, was the beginning. Somewhere around 1959 we moved to Toms River NJ, I went to school through HS there, had a very short stint at Syracuse University where I never attended a class, a year at Ocean County Community College where I did. Moved to Katonah NY and spent a few months at the Art Students League in NYC before a year at Manhattanvile College in Harrison NY. Transferred to the University of Hartford/Hartford Art School and graduated in 1977, receiving the Mary Batterson Beach Award for outstanding student performance from Rudolph Zallinger. After graduation I worked as freelance studio artist, got married and with moderate success (at both), had shows in CT, NYC, NJ and various Art League shows. It was frustrating.

Life said hello and our first son was born. I took a job with Rand McNally, in Ossining, NY, August 1981 learning a craft: painting Geophysical Globes (6 foot earth globes) for $250.00 a week. In 1982 transferred to Richmond, KY with Rand McNally as a Geophysical Artist, a second son was born. There were a few changing characters in my life over the next several years and a daughter too. Various job descriptions and responsibilities at the Richmond Distribution Center, after 36 years still at Rand I retired as Manager of Distribution Services.

I quit work to see if I could still do something ‘artsy’ while I was able. I’m still in Kentucky, retired with a small studio. On this website, some of my “art”, current works and a few from the past. We’ll see what else belongs in this chapter.