I was born in New York City and lived there in my childhood. In later years, my family centered in the Berkshires where my grandfather had had a summer home. My parents loved art and I was heavily exposed to ceramics and painting and, at college, ended up majoring in art history. After considering a film career, I became an architect. We moved to the Upper Valley in 1983. I worked for a timber-framed home company. My career there came to an end for health reasons and as my life normalized I continued architecture and also painting. From 1993, my art life became more intense and I share this with my wife Anne who is also an artist. We often have shown together and held art retreats in Nevis West Indies where we ran a B & B until 2015.