I am a self-taught artist. I was born in 1956 in Long Beach, CA and grew up in Anaheim, CA. My first exposure to art was when I started a screen printing business that I had for eleven years with my wife Donna. It was at this time I became interested in the Pop artists of the 60’s, especially Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. I started reading art books, visiting galleries and going to museum shows. I realized at the age of 32 that I wanted to become an artist. Well, it’s 29 years later and with lots of sweat, tears and paint mixed in, I’m a full time working artist. I call my mixed media work “Painted Collage Constructions” and I also do acrylic paintings. I incorporate my own photos taken on our travels mostly in the Southwest and mix old photos, postcards, maps, wallpaper and anything that looks interesting to me. I love the texture of old metal and wood pieces and also include these in my works.