I was born in Denver, Colorado in the middle of the last century. After I studied art at The University of Colorado, Western State College of Colorado, and the Community College of Denver, I learned sign painting by working with several masters of the art in Denver and Albuquerque.

For 35 years I have lived and worked in New Mexico, painting signs, teaching kids with special needs and always making art.

Much of what I notice in the world  comes from the opportunity I've had to visit many countries and cultures on five continents. My heart home is on the Colorado Plateau and in the deserts of the Southwestern United States.

I have found that book arts call on many of the skiils I've learned and I especially  love paper and design. Learning and sharing are a great part of my enjoyment of book making.

Teaching Special Education in Albuquerque Public Schools for twenty years was an overwhelming and rewarding focus. Retired from public schools, I currently live and work in Albuquerque, with my partner, poet Margaret Randall. We share a working home where the most important areas are our respective studios.