II was born in New Jersey. I attended the Art Students League New York and studied on my own thereafter. I am mostly inspired by beauty of light against dark. Using paint in its innumerable ways is so entertaining and enlightening that it never ceases to amaze me what paint can create. I would not miss it for anything. Just thinking of that next painting, the one that is going to be so good, is to experience a thrill, if you like, that just cannot be put into words. .