I have been illustrating and making fine art for over 20 years with my beginnings at a graphic design agency in Schenectady, NY at the age of 17. I published illustrations in local periodicals there. I went on to graduate from SUNY College at New Paltz in New York State with a Bachelor’s in Art Education/Visual Arts. I was a public and private school teacher as well as a professor over the past twenty years intermittently, and I continued to publish artwork. More recently I have produced my own literature ranging from prints to books including the internationally published Door to Sambucca – an illustrated novel available via BarnesandNoble.com.