Born in 1946 in Shreveport, LA. U.S. citizen. Married. Two children. Working knowledge of both French and German. Licensed (but not current) as a private pilot.
Graduated Paris American High School, Paris, France.
Attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, France (Fine arts).
Apprenticed in the painting studio of Mr. Siegfried Hahn. Studied and helped prep his paintings and canvases.
Attended the University of Vienna, Austria (German language course).
Attended the University of Maryland, Paris, France (General academics).
Graduated Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida with a BFA in commercial design and illustration.
Teaching and Awards
1976 – Taught private art classes and taught drawing and design at the New Mexico State University extension branch in Grants, NM.
Taught basic and advanced art classes, Atlanta Area Technical School, Atlanta, GA.
1986 – Third place award, painting, Weems Artfest, Albuquerque, NM.
1985 – First place award, painting, Weems Artfest, Albuquerque, NM.
1976 – Purchase Award, Painting, Powers Crossroads Arts and Crafts Festival, Newnan, GA.
1974 – Purchase Award, Honorable Mention Award, Painting, Lagrange National Competition, Lagrange, AL.