Born in San Fernando California where I have lived most of my life, I early on showed an interest in art at home and at school where I frequently ran into trouble with the teacher for sketching instead of listening! Of course at that young age I didn't know too much about art but I did have a deep love for it even then and it made it that much more frustrating to be so misunderstood by my teachers. Anyway, when I became an older man ,after squandering many youthful years in frivolous pursuits, the Art Muse once again cast its nets to catch yet another dreamer and I have not been able to escape from her ever since! So I had no choice but to pledge a lifetime of loyal service to her and as a result I have found myself among many of her captives all of whom have made the same pledge! I am deeply honored to have met all of you here at artistdaily.com!