Born in New York, New York in 1947 and moved to Brooklyn, New York in 1959. We lived in Brooklyn until 1973, then moved to Rockland County, New York at the age of 26. I was employed by a local Rockland County firm until the age of 36. Shortly thereafter I started my own business and was busy raising a family until my retirement at the age of 65. After my retirement I was looking for something to keep me busy and began oil painting at Pearl River High School adult evening classes. After the first session I was hooked on oil painting. I started taking classes at the Art Student League of New York, which lasted for six years. I then moved to Orange County, New York and started taking classes at the Wallkill River Art School. To date I have compleated Approximately 80 oil paintings and plan on painting throughout my retirement years.