I was born in Youngstown, Ohio 1955. I grew up in the suburbs of Detroit. My mother was a painter, studied at Skidmore College. Her brothers were both painters in their spare time. I grew up around art. I studied art at Wayne State University. I showed in Detroit and became a part of the Cass Corridor artists’ community, which had an important impact on my sensibilities. I moved to New York in 1981 and 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 three years, I have been writing for the online art magazine Arteidolia.