I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the San Francisco Art Institute in December 1982. Throughout the 1980's I exhibited my drawings, paintings, and sculptures in group shows and in several one person exhibitions. My work was shown in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. I received grants from the Koret Foundation and Foster Goldstrom. I received awards from Henry T. Hopkins, Director, SFMOMA and Phyllis Kind, Director, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago and New York. A well known and influential art dealer once told me that it was far easier for him to find a brand new artist to hype and sell to his list of collectors, than it would be to find a brand new collector and convince them to buy work made by artists he already represents. The rest is the story of my life. Please click on the Man walking his Cat.