I was born in Youngstown, Ohio 1955. I grew up in the suburbs of Detroit. My mother and most of  her family were artists.  I studied art at Wayne State University  in Detroit and lived for a time in  the Cass Corridor artists’ community which had an important impact on my sensibilities. I moved to New York City  in 1981,  lived and worked in Chinatown for many years.  I now split my time between being in the city and upstate where my studio is. I have been a working artist all my adult life.

For the past five years, I have been writing for the online art magazine Arteidolia.