I am primarily an artist with a specialty in painting and drawing. I have been painting for over forty years but have rarely shown my work to the public, except in Modesto. My formal training in these areas is limited to two years at Manteca High School (graduated 1973) and a few years at Modesto Junior College (graduated 1975) working primarily under the late Jerry Reilly. My academic training has been in the History of Art with a specialty in the drawing, painting and sculpture of the Italian Renaissance. I received my doctorate in 1999 from the University of California at Santa Barbara (graduated BA 1981 and graduate work until 1987) working under the late Professor Peter Meller. My doctorate focused on the works of Andrea del Verrocchio and his studio (Leonardo, Perugino, Credi etc.). I began my tenure as professor in the Art Department at Modesto Junior College in 1987 where I currently teach art history. I taught oil painting and figure drawing for twenty-four of my twenty-six years at Modesto Junior College.
I have traveled abroad extensively in search of art and have visited twenty countries. Along the way I have developed a strong interest in ancient arts, mythology, cosmology and human cognition. These areas of interest have in turn had a profound effect on my art. Over the years my work has moved from an optically oriented presentation of psychological and mythological images to concerns of physics and mental spaces, focusing on the relationships of color to space and space to form.