I was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1960 and grew up in nearby Newport. From 1975 to 1979 I attended and graduated from the Woodstock Country School in South Woodstock, Vermont. WCS, an eccentric, alternative, arts-friendly boarding school, was founded by a former student and teacher from the famous Black Mountain School, which gave it a strong underlying affinity for the arts and humanities. Sadly, it closed forever in 1981. 

While at WCS, I studied painting and art history with painters William B. Hoyt and Peter Devine. After graduating, I attended the Rhode Island School of Design where I majored in painting until withdrawing from that program at the end of my Junior year. Between 1982 an 1985 I moved to New York City where I studied independently for several years. In 1988 I moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico where I apprenticed briefly to a book designer and had some of the first commercial gallery exhibitions of my oil paintings. 

I lived, worked and exhibited throughout the 1990s in the San Francisco Bay Area, and back  in Rhode Island in the early 2000s when I returned to RISD to complete my undergraduate degree.. In 2006 I moved with my wife Cybele and our two boys William and Fisher back to Santa Fe. We have lived in New Mexico now for 12 years.

I have exhibited nationally for over 40 years, am a two-time recipient of the Pollock-Krasner painting fellowship grant, and have work in private and museum collections throughout the northeastern, southwestern and west coast regions of the United States.