I was inspired to become an artist by my identical twin brother and my father.

My identical twin brother and I chose not to compete when we were very young. He would go into the 
sciences and today is a rocket scientist working for NASA. I would go into the arts and without him and the insights he has shared with me, I would be
 only half of what I am today.

My father was a commercial artist for over 70 years and I initially followed in his footsteps 
as a graphic designer. By the time I was six, I was drawing, could use an airbrush and started to 
try my hand at lettering. I wasn’t very good then but the lesson I was learning was that anything worth
 doing, was worth doing well.

I graduated from Parsons School of Design with a BFA 
in graphic design and took up classical oil painting in the Munich Academy tradition for six years. After 
a few graphic design positions, I went on to be a design consultant for over 25 years.

My approach to the arts has always been very varied. I illustrated an audio magazine cover for 15 years and did a few commissions as an industrial designer.