Born in Cleveland, Ohio, started drawing, cartooning at 10. Moved to California in' 64. Received BFA in music (classical guitar) at CSUN. Taught instrumental music in public schools for 36 years. Performed and recorded with several affiliations. Studied art and painting with numerous people thru the years. Have won awards in several organizations (including Best of Shows).Have demoed watercolor for SCAA, VWS, WPW, Road Scholar Tours, Paint and Sip, and taught at the Art Tree School in Newhall and Arroyo Seco Jr. High (ceramics and art).