I'm originally a northside Chicago guy born into a hardworking middle class family. I am the youngest of three and the only boy. My parents are first generation Americans, Dad was a carpenter and Mom, a dressmaker. I absorbed an appreciation for working with my hands from my folks and remember really being turned on to making art at an early age. Sports have also been central in my life and I think of athletics as another form of artistic expression. I think much of my art making is an attempt to reconcile two parts of my personality, cerebral and physical.
My wife and I have been living in Gurnee for 28 years where we raised our two daughters.