I am an artist living and working in Houston, Texas. I have made art since I was a small child and have attained both a bachelors and a masters degree in sculpture from universities in Texas and Louisiana. I have worked as a professional artist since my graduation in 1981. I did a wide variety of things artistically until 1989, when I began to paint in oil. In 1993 I moved to Florence, Italy to study drawing at the Florence Academy. Here in America my work is still highly influenced by the great Italian Renaissance Masters and my love of the beautiful country of Italy. I paint with a technique called glazing in which many many layers of thin pigment are laid one on top of the other to achieve great depth and color brilliance.