A published artist, writer, art professor, and voice-over actor, he earned an M.F.A. (with honors) in Illustration from the Academy of Art and a B.A. in Applied Arts from the U. L. at Lafayette. He works as an illustrator, graphic designer, digital & fine artist, educator & voice-over actor. An avid artist rights advocate, he has been recognized by the Los Angeles City Council for his volunteer work and contribution to the growth of the arts in L.A. His award-winning work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. His work has been published in Acrylic Artists Magazine and North Light Books’ - Acrylic Works: Best of Acrylic Competition. Recognized with awards from Adobe Design, the International Society of Acrylic Painters, the Society of Illustrators, the California Art League & others, he was also honored twice with an Artistic Director Award for Set Design/Scenic Art from the Valley Theatre League. He has traveled extensively; living & working at times as an artist in Norway, Denmark, England, and Japan.