I attended Rockhurst High School, which had an excellent art program at the time. Most of my art education is from hands on experience and private lessons and tutors, and I have never attended a formal academy. While I was majoring in economics at UMKC, deployments and other aspects of a high tempo operating environment kept me too busy to graduate.
The expression of love is an art, and I have always thought of my art as an expression of love.
I am a veteran of the Kosovo campaign, a non-commissioned officer, an infantryman, a paratrooper, an inventor, and entrepreneur. None of those titles was easily earned, but I would like to think that each has added to my perspective. I hope that my perspective is expressed in my work to give a glimpse of what the way I perceive the world around me.