I was born in Newton, Massachusetts, raised on Long Island, New York during early childhood, and later on Cape Cod. I graduated from Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School, Swain School of Design in New Bedford MA diploma in drawing and painting), Boston University (B.F.A. in painting) and University of Cincinnati, Ohio (M.F.A. in drawing and painting). I have an extensive record of solo and group exhibitions and received three fellowships from the the Massachusetts Council for the Arts and was nominated for the prestigious national Awards in the Visual Arts Program. Since the mid 1980s I have concentrated on creating large charcoal drawings and conceptual art projects. My drawings and paintings are included in numerous private collections across the United States. I have worked for artists' rights and housing issues and was a founding member of the Waltham Mills Artists Association and the Newton Artists Housing Partnership. The later purchased the Claflin School from the City of Newton and developed it into permanent live/work space for visual artists. I have served on the Newton Arts Center Board of Directors, co-chaired the City of Newton Cultural Council, and currently am on the Exhibition Committee at the New Art Center. I have taught art classes professionally since the early 1960s and organized exhibitions as a professional and free-lance curator. I curated the first retrospective of the woodcuts of Helen West Heller in 2003 and catalogued her work online. I have created professional web sites for PantherPro Web Design for Artists and personal websites: Artists Online, Artists' Sketchbooks Online, The Studio Cat, and web pages dedicated to neglected 20th Century artists. Today I live and maintain a studio (with a studio cat) at Claflin School Studios in Newton, Massachusetts, USA.