I've been an artist all my life, earning an MFA in printmaking from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and a second Masters degree in book arts from Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. My BFA was from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, in painting and printmaking.
Teaching art has been as much a part of my life as doing art. I taught at the Camberwell College of Art and Crafts in London, England, where I was elected to the Board of Lectureship for the London Institute of Art. Both while in London and after returning to the U.S., I continued to conduct short courses in children's picturebooks in London at the Camberwell College of Art and Crafts and the City and Guilds Art College, over a span of some eighteen years.
Despite a long and close association with England, most of my teaching has been in the U.S. I taught for eight years at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia, leaving there to teach at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. I've also spent at least some teaching time at Napa Valley Community College in St. Helena, California; at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina; and at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia.
In addition to doing art work of many kinds (painting, print-making, paper and paper mache sculpture, collage, and other mixed media) I also write and illustrate children's picturebooks.