Born in New York, New York in 1947 and moved to Brooklyn, New York in 1959. We lived in Brooklyn until 1973, then as an adult I moved to Rockland County, New York at the age of 26. I was employed by a local Rockland County Firm until the age of 36. Shortly thereafter I started my own business and was busy raising a family until my retirement at the age of 65. After I retired I was looking for something to keep me busy and began oil painting at Pearl River High School adult evening class. After the first session I was hooked on oil painting. I started taking classes at the Art Student League of New York, which lasted for six years. I then moved to Orange County, New York and started taking classes at Wallkill River Art School and to date I have completed approximately 75 oil paintings and plan on painting through out my retirement years.