Born in the Republic of Panama' but raised in the United States. I had the military family upbringing that either fosters a love of travel or cures you of it.
I studied art in Southern California, chief amongst my teachers at that time was Prof. Manuel DeLeon who took me under his wing and introduced me to anatomy and the wonder of life drawing.
Decades later I moved to O'ahu, Hawaii where I met and studied with Roy Tabora whom I believe is a true master. (I use this term despite the fact that it gets tossed around too freely for my taste.) He shared his studio, his work ethic and his techniques. I will forever be grateful to him for that.
The following years were spent as a full time artist painting seascapes and raising my three children. Surrounded by wonderful business friends (I can never thank Mahmoud enough) those days were gloriously hectic.
During that time dancing entered my life with a vengeance. The first was hula. Then swing, salsa and Argentine Tango.
Then came life on the eastern seaboard. In New England my paintings seem to be going back to my "life drawing" origins while encompassing dance. While there, I met a host of wonderful artists. Their style and wonderful approach continues to challenges me and, I hope, makes me a better painter.
Now I’m back in Hawaii, this time Maui. Lahaina has always been the epicenter of art in the Pacific Rim and I’m excited to be a part of the community. I look forward to every day as I learn and grow as an artist.