Born in Springfield, IL.
BFA, St. Louis University, 1984.
Working as a portrait artist since 1979.
Directed and produced numerous multimedia art events in Iowa City and New York City, bringing together artists, filmmakers, musicians, writers, and actors to create live, interactive installations. Each event was centered on a single theme suggested by the time of year in which they were presented (Halloween, Valentine’s, New Year).
Currently showing works in various media at Old City Hall Gallery and at odd places in the region, illustrating a children's book, and doing collaborative and multimedia portraits.
Co-founder of Maquoketa Art Experience, a non-profit offering art classes, exhibitions of great regional art, and a creativity cafe on Main St. in Maquoketa.