“I was born in Meriden, Connecticut, USA but grew up just south of Jacksonville, Florida in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. From a very early age I started to draw and have an appreciation for art. I followed in my Grandfathers footsteps. He too was an artist and I spent many days looking over his shoulder as he painted. Also at an early age I developed a love for the automobile. I believe this was probably inherited from my Father, Grandfathers and Uncles as our family always had some interesting cars. We had everything from American muscle cars to DKWs, VWs, a few Morris Minors and a couple of Saabs. It seemed as I got older, that I gravitated towards the European cars, primarily German cars. My best childhood friend had a father that owned an automotive restoration and repair shop that focused mainly on German cars. I spent many days after school playing inside and taking apart Mercedes, Porsches and the occasional Ferrari or English car. It was there that I fell in love with Porsches. As I completed high school I had befriended another gentleman that owned a Porsche repair shop. At that time artistically, I painted mainly landscapes and architectural renderings. I did a few automotive related renderings just for myself and showed them to my Porsche friend. He seemed to think I would do well selling them to a few of his customers. I thought I’d give it a try. My first Porsche painting was of a 930, followed by a, new at the time, RS America. I did a few more cars and soon headed off to college in Connecticut. I attended Paier College of Art and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree after 4 years. A few years went by I came back down to Florida and picked up where I had left off with my automotive friends. I started painting automotive art more seriously for various collectors locally. Soon, as my art gained interest, I was painting for collectors all over North America.