After many years of traditional training in oil painting, photography, design and computer studies (interspersed with bartending and a variety of other day jobs) I began doing illustration work for all of the major publishing houses, including Random House, Simon & Schuster, Ballantine Books and Bantam Books. I have done covers for several Agatha Christie series, the R.L. Stine Goosebumps young adult series and the Victoria Thompson Murder Mystery series, among many others.
At the age of 28, I was selected to participate in the NASA and United States Air Force Art Programs. My original oils for them hang in the Deputy Director’s office at the Kennedy Space Center, the Pentagon and the National Aviation Museum at Wright- Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.
My mural work includes Sarasota Heroes, a 20'x24' piece in Sarasota, commissioned by a joint venture of Sarasota Magazine and the Art And Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County (2020) to honor Sarasota County's health care workers on the front lines of the Covid battle. This year, I had the honor of being recognized as a Fellow of The Hermitage Artist Retreat in Englewood, Florida.