An autobiography, the historical account of my life as an artist; written
in a way that reflects the idea, "art mirrors life and life mirrors art."
I use a subtitle for the book: "The art that affected my life and the life
that affected my art." I am a fifty-year veteran of working in the creative
industry, accomplishing and/or holding the titles of - fine artist, painter,
sculptor, illustrator, designer, graphic designer, conceptual promotional
designer, art director, creative director, under graduate advertising arts
instructor, private post-secondary college administrator, mentor and
more. This book is written in conversational style.
Born, 1953, in Martinez, California. I was recognized as being a creative
at an early age and addressed my life accordingly to this date. I began to
work at illustration and painting at the age of sixteen and was represented
by my first gallery prior to graduating high school. At the age of nineteen
I was painting as well as offering art instruction via civic instructional
classes. In my fifty years of working in the art industry, my work has been
exhibited all around the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Germany,
and the UK. To date my work is represented in Los Angeles, China, and
Las Vegas. I write this book not to tell the story of my life, but to offer the
reader insight into the life of an artist.