I was born and raised in Detroit. I was fortunate enough to have been mentored at an early age by my instructor Bernardo Fernandez who enabled me to attend Cass Tech High where I enjoyed four hours a day in the study of Art. I Further attended Wayne State University, obtaining a BFA in Art, Art History, and Photography. I also attended weekly classes at the Detroit Institute of Art. I occasionally attend figure drawing classes at Kendal College of Art and Design, and facilitate classes at A.C.T., a program for artists with special needs. I annually enter a piece in Artprize, a contest of over 1500 artists from around the world and have placed in the top 20 or better 4 out of 6 times. I paint for myself and will consider commissions upon discussion.