I had an early start with a John Gnagy drawing course. Years past till I purchased an oil painting set in the mid 70's. Dabbling in abstract until I came across David Leffel's book (Oil Painting Secrets From A Master). After studying techniques from David's book and videos I began to paint chiaroscuro still life, portrait and figure paintings in oil.
The fall of 2005 I attended a workshop with Mr Leffel in Pasadena CA. Holding down a job often working 50 to 70 hours a week left little time for art. I'm is retired now and working full time in the studio with 3 to 5 pieces in progress most of the time.