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Foothill Junior College, Los Altos, California
Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, California, Advertising Design and Illustration
University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, MFA in Painting

Originally from the San Francisco bay area, I have been a Michigan based painter for over twenty-five years. In California I made my living working half-time as a graphic designer and illustrator while devoting the other half of my time to painting. As I became more viable as a painter I dropped off working as a designer and illustrator. Eventually moving to Michigan I became a full-time Assistant and Associate Professor at Kendall College of Art and Design, where I was also the Chair of Design Studies.

In 1996 I was hired by Grand Valley State University to create an Illustration program. At GVSU I was a Full Professor and the coordinator of Illustration until my retirement at the end of the 2014-15 academic year. While at GVSU I taught drawing, color and design, figure painting and illustration. I am currently a full-time painter.

As a professional painter for over forty years I have participated in numerous group and one person shows. I've created many paintings as a part of artist-in-residencies and commissions. My work is included in both public and private collections.



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