My parents were both born in San Marino Italy. I was born in Detroit, MI November 6, 1957. I studied art at Wayne State University in Painting and Printmaking. I sell my paintings throughout the country and internationally. I specialize in still life, landscape and figurative works.I was inspired by Robert Vikrey and Andrew Wyeth. I painted in egg tempera early in my career. Currently, I paint in oils. During my college years, I was inspired by David Becker and Stanley Rothenthal and mastered printmaking techniques.