I graduated from the University of San Diego with a BA in Fine Arts and a Minor in Art History. I worked primarily in acrylic paint in the 1980's and pencil in the 1990's. It wasn't until 2000 that I discovered oil painting and have been working in that medium since. I love painting people and animals as well as still lifes. I left southern California in the mid 2000's and moved to southern Arizona where I met my beautiful wife and draw inspiration living by the San Cayetano Mountains.