Born into a family of artists and encouraged early by his parents. At age 7 he attended a college art course taught by his father. Became a signwriter at age 17. He has been a studio and plein air artist for the past 25 years. Attended Art Masters Academy, Albuquerque, New Mexico for 3 years. Mentored by John Grow and David Schwindt. Workshops with Jim Wilcox, Ralph Oberg, John Budicin, and Matt Smith. Juried into various local, state, and national art competitions. Won numerous first, second and third place and honorable mentions awards. Paintings shown in several university galleries and museums. Taught plein air landscape painting at Southwest Babtist University for 2 years.