As a young child I was always drawing, usually creating some sort of grand scene with animals and trees. My parents fed this passion by taking me to classes at the Museum of Fine Arts in Cincinnati, the city where I grew up. Through school I won numerous awards, eventually receiving a Gold Key while in High School. I later attended the University of Cincinnati, majoring in Fine Arts, where I soon embraced painting with oils.
After a few years in college, and three year stay in Florida, I later migrated to Houston, Texas, where I continue to live and work as a visual artist.