Born in 1946 in Cleveland Ohio. My love of art began when I was around 4 because my mother used to entertain me with her drawings of "Betty Boop" - a cartoon character from the 1940s.
Four years of high school art from an extraordinary teacher because she taught: calligraphy, painting (oil and watercolour), pencil, ink, pastel and ceramics. Classes were very intense and I learned a lot.
After graduation, I entered a commercial art school for the next 2 years - left without graduating.
Began joining art shows (in the '70s) while still living in New York and continued doing so after coming back to Ohio. I slowed down and eventually stopped doing the shows due to health issues. But if you add it all up - I've been artistically inclined for over 70 years.