I was born into a military family and consequently moved a great deal. My own military experience (US Army) found me stationed in Berlin where I patrolled the Berlin Wall. It was in Berlin that I became acquainted with the work of Kurt Schwitters and began doing collage. Collage led me to painting (though there are still occasional collage elements in some of my non figurative work) and after my military service I entered Boston University to study art. The G.I. Bill at that time still contributed a significant amount toward tuition and I also worked full time as a janitor at Boston University. During my last few years of school I was teaching undergraduates at night, attending my own classes in the afternoon and cleaning up the School of Nursing at night. I currently live and work in Seattle, Washington. I have work included in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum and Carnegie Mellon museum.
Most of the work on the following pages is small - usually 11 3/4"x 11 3/4" or 16"x20" - and painted with acrylic on paper (or in some cases wallpaper. Please feel free to send comments, thoughts, etc. to my email address (see above).