Born and raised in Illinois, I went on to graduate from the American Academy of Art in 1980 with a Degree in Illistration and watercolor, studying with Irving Shapiro. I worked as a freelance illustrator for many years, creating works for posters, magazines and books. I spent 2 years living in Paris with my wife in the Nineties. I am presently living in Northbrook Illinois with my wife and two children. I have in the last few years devoted full time to creating original fine art for exhibitions across the USA and now the world. After many awards, including over 25 Best of Shows, I have become a Signature member in the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society and a Master Signature in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America
Starting in Art School and all thru my early years as an illustrator I was encouraged to paint in many different styles and mediums. I tried them all but in the end, I settled on Watercolor. The spontaneity and flow just fit my personality and style. What I look for and strive to achieve can only be expressed in this wonderful medium. One of the the things most asked of artists is to define what inspires them to do what they do.after giving it some thought, the one thing that comes to mind is the play of sunlight, indoors or out, which defines and creates a mood.