I have always been interested in and involved with art. In high school, I majored in art. I then earned a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the New York Institute of Technology and a Master of Art degree from Adelphi University. While in college, I worked as an advertising artist for the penny saver newspaper and yellow pages directory and in an art gallery doing matting and framing. Later I worked as a Technical Illustrator in New York and, after arriving in Arizona in 1982, I taught Oil & Acrylic Painting in evening classes for Phoenix College and Black & White Photography for Paradise Valley Community Education. I have more recently been concentrating on acrylic and oil painting as well as pencil and charcoal drawing and airbrush work.