I was raised in Dallas, Texas and was not satisfied with the paved world, so started drawing at the age of four to escape and construct new realities.


Except for Art class, I was not all that interested in public school education, preferring to spend my time out side of class on art and listening to music.  Not knowing what to do while all my friends went away to college, I worked full time and paid my way through Community College. At Community College, my teachers took an interest . . .  with their help, combined with fervent study, after 3 years I received the Community College Honors Transfer Scholarship from Southern Methodist University.


At SMU, a Bachelor of Fine Arts was obtained with a major in painting and a minor in printmaking. SMU was significant for the opportunity was had to be educated by some of the most exceptional artists in the Southern region of the United States: Larry Scholder, Tracy Hicks, Bill Komodore, James Sullivan, Barnaby Fitzgerald, Deborah Ballad, and Peter Beasecker. While at SMU, a monumental life experience occurred that took investigations into art and the nature of reality in an entirely new direction.