Raised in Southern Africa, (Zimbabwe), and then transplanted to the United States as a teenager; I have learned to straddle dynamically different worlds and cultures. My art reflects the empirical worlds of traditional or realistic figurative paintings and portraiture, and abstract art as well. I reside in Southern California and am a member of the Portrait Society of America and Southern California Artists Association.
After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, I continued painting at the Art Students League in New York City, studying the Frank Reilly method of painting with Jack Faragasso. I paint both realistically as well as abstractly in oil paint as well as in acrylic paint. Although both styles are diametrically opposite, I approach both with the same high standards of quality and substance.
My commissioned portraits, still-lifes and abstract paintings hang in the homes and offices of patrons throughout the United States. My work has been shown in various galleries in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Concurrently, I teach art and animation at Segerstrom High School in Santa Ana, CA.