In 1976, he attended University of Central Florida and worked with Winter Park architect Don Duer. That led him to design the winning poster for the18th Annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival.
He graduated with honors in 1981 from U.S.F. with degrees in Fine Arts/Art Education. His studio concentrations were drawing and intaglio.
Working for Occidental Petroleum, he was commissioned for two watercolor paintings. He won first, second and third place awards for watercolors from Florida Press Association and Florida Press Club while working at Sun Coast Media Group in Venice.
Instructors include Joanne Stramara, Maggie McClellan and Vladislav Yeliseyev.
He’s a member of Ringling Englewood Art Center and a signature member of Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society. He’s participated in exhibits at U.S.F.’s Center Gallery, Hall Gallery, Ringling Englewood Art Center, Venice Art Center, North Port Art Center, Art Center Sarasota, Art Center Manatee, Punta Gorda Visual Arts Center, Studio at Gulf and Pine, Olde Englewood Winter Art Festival, Englewood Pioneer Days and Placida Artist Market.