Originally from Chicago, I came to Pasadena in 1953 where I grew up. I have lived in the greater Los Angeles area ever since. I started attending college at Pasadena City College when I was drafted and spent two years in the Army, after which I attended CSU Fullerton where I finished my undergraduate work in painting and did my graduate work in sculpture. Over the years, I have taught art at various colleges in the area, and I recently retired from teaching at The Webb Schools, where I taught Art full-time for thirty-seven years. I still teach art part-time at Rio Hondo College.
Over time, my work has incorporated stone, rock, and sand as well as other natural materials. In my paintings, sculptures, and the pieces I leave in nature, I often manipulate sand, stone, and various objects to achieve desired effects, and I utilize these materials to enhance my compositions. Texture and surface quality are important visual aspects of much of what I create. Line, shape, form, color and space also play important roles in my arrangements. The sky, ocean, rocks, and boulders are frequently sources for my ideas. Their shapes, cracks, surface textures, and silhouettes impact my work as I seek to explore and record visually the essence of what I experience in nature. Every piece I create begins as a dialogue between me and the materials that I use. The stone, sand, wood, metal, found objects, and blank canvases are the vehicles that crystalize my ideas.