I began studying art at age thirteen in 1966. Studied privately with Alphonse Shelton. Attended Plymouth State College, the Art Institute of Boston and Clark University. What first inspired me to be an artist was seeing Michelangelo's Pieta at the worlds fair in New York City 1964, from that moment I knew they are my goal was to be an artist. I am an amateur musician who is interested in the study of comparative religion, history and mythology.