Born and raised in Paris, I moved to California in 1980. There, I attended UCLA and SFSU where I acquired a BA in Economics and an MBA.
After working as a designer in the novelty item industry, I decided to start anew as a fine artist.
I then went back to the drawing board and earned an MFA in Painting and an MA in Art History from San José State University.
In 1997, I started teaching studio art and art history at California colleges and universities.
Since 2004, I have been teaching as an adjunct professor at California State University Channel Islands by the picturesque Malibu coastline.