grew up in a musical and artistic family in Westchester County, New York. He studied architecture at Rhode Island School of Design and practiced and taught architecture, space planning and facility management for about 40 years in New Jersey and Maryland, before moving to Schroon Lake, New York, in the Adirondacks. He and his wife have lived in Schroon Lake for 14 years.
His interest in painting lay dormant for many years. In 2012, a watercolor class and a good teacher rekindled his interest, and he has been happily discovering the joys of this medium ever since. His painting interests have centered on various means of expressing energy as power and a life force, using both abstract forms and very tangible subjects, such as machinery, locomotives, old ships, and rock formations.