I was born in Newport Beach, California. At a very young age I can remember drawing pictures. Mostly of animals, fish, and dinasaurs. When I would go fishing with my dad I had to examine our catch. In school I was always taking on art projects. Other people would come to me to draw then pictures. I went to San Diego State and received a Bachalors Degree in Art and sculpture.

After college I moved to Alaska where I was in  nature heaven. I was greatly inspired with the natural beauty which influenced my art. When I returned to California I obtained a certificate in Graphic Design and worked as a staff artist. After which I freelance illustrated for a number of years. I alway continued to paint my favorite wildlife subjects and to this day is my lifes motivation.