I am mostly self-taught, but have taken painting courses at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Mass. College of Art, and the San Francisco Art Institute. Most of my work now is done on board, incorporating different styles and subject matter. My work explores themes related to mood, nostalgia, and contemporary life. At the same time, I continually experiment with different ways of applying paint ranging from realistic to expressionistic to abstract. Major influences include Edward Hopper, early David Hockney, and the Bay Area Figurative artists.