My career as an artist has been one that has always shared time with my participation in a variety sports and other pursuits. This duality stayed with me all the way through undergraduate school where at Wabash College in Indiana I earned a B.A. in art while wrestling on the varsity squad for four years. At Brooklyn College, where I earned my MFA in painting, I was fortunate to be able to study with noteable artists Lois Dodd, Lee Bontecou, William T. Williams and the late Alan D'Arcangelo.
While I rarely involved sport as a subject early on in my work, it came full circle a decade ago when I found myself engrossed by Ken Burns' landmark documentary Baseball. Also, since the early 1990's, I had been working in the New York City Public School system as an art teacher and experiencing firsthand the inequities for students along class and race lines. I think it was the combination of these two things that led me to create a series of artworks on the Negro Leagues. Since that time this series has developed to include a variety of mediums and techniques. It has been and continues to be the primary focus of my artistic energy.