I was born and raised in NYC but mostly in The Bronx. I attended CCNY where I graduated with a BS in Mathematics and an MA in Mathematics Education. I taught high school mathematics in The Bronx. I have always been interested in the arts and started writing poems and playing guitar at age 19. I studied poetry under Professor Robert O’Clair. I studied guitar at The Guitar Workshop. I studied painting and drawing at SUNY in Purchase. Recently, I have had paintings and/or drawings in numerous online shows and paintings in 8 live group shows. I have had many poems published in literary magazines, in books, at HVMOCA, and self-published a children’s book,” Mr. Fine Goes to the Eye Doctor”. My poem “Friends” was published recently(2022) at HVMOCA in written form and in audio in the “Writing Off the Walls” project. My principal artistic interest has been abstract painting and drawing for the last 9 years, but I have written many poems as well. I live in Putnam County, NY.