I was born a story-teller into a family of humble origins in the Midwest, Nebraska, and grew up in Chicago. The narrative tendencies of depression-era artists, and the social commentary of Max Beckman and the Mexican Muralists have reinforced my inclinations toward recognizable imagery. Experiences as an artist in the film industry, rural dinners with my Iowa farm relatives, plus a love of research and reading have further reinforced my tendency toward implied story within art. Recently, printmaking has been my predominant art form.
I began studying art at the Art Institute of Chicago, received a BFA from the University of Illinois, and an MFA from Cal State Los Angeles.