I was fortunate. Mom and Dad didn't have much of a problem when it came to me drawing on the walls. I started painting murals when I was 14. My first was an 80 square feet wall. I really started to develop my love of painting murals while in the U.S. Marine Corps, adorning barracks, vehicles, and offices in the process. After leaving the service I worked to earn my degree in fine art, all the while creating murals where the opportunities presented themselves. Mural painting is such true pleasure for me. The experience of having a stranger thank you for saying something meaningful to them with your art is incomparable. I thank my lucky stars everyday for the gift I've been given and work everyday to share it.
I reside in Erie, Pennsylvania, yet have lived and traveled extensively throughout the United States. I studied at the Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, CA, Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy, and earned My BFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, Pa, graduating Magna cum laude. aph here.