1975 BFA Ohio University
1977 MFA program; University of Chicago (transferred)
1980 MFA Kent State University
2001 MA Education Ashland University
2021 Ohio Arts Council , Individual Excellence Artist
2019, 2020, 2022 Greater Columbus Arts Council, Individual Artist Grant
Bill Lowe Gallery; Atlanta, Georgia
Arco Gallery; New York, New York
Bonfoey Gallery; Cleveland, Ohio
District Gallery; Shaker Heights, Ohio
Muse Art Services and Gallery; Columbus, Ohio
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, I received a B.F.A. degree from Ohio University, attended graduate school at the University of Chicago, and completed my M.F.A. degree in painting at Kent State University.
After finishing graduate school, I enrolled in a private commercial art school in Cleveland to study mechanical/ technical drawing and airbrushing. I then spent many years in the commercial art field as a designer, staff illustrator for Penton Publishing and freelancer for the Cleveland Edition and the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Sunday editorial page. After moving to Baltimore, Maryland, I was employed as a muralist, technical illustrator and then as a faux-finish painter while continuing to develop my fine art painting. I have also worked as an adjunct art instructor at Cuyahoga Community College’s eastern and western campuses, the Columbus College of Art and Design’s Saturday program and The Ohio State University’s Foundations program. After I earned a degree in education from Ashland University, I taught art for sixteen years in a public high school.
Throughout the last two decades I have been experimenting and developing a method of painting that was recently featured in my solo exhibit at The Butler Institute of American Art. My work has also been exhibited in numerous venues, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Klutznick National Jewish Museum of Washington, D.C., the Southern Ohio Museum, and various galleries in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Cleveland, Columbus, and Pittsburgh.