I was born in San Francisco in the days of the Beat Generation and was fortunate to grow up in the heart of The City where I studied 13 years in a Catholic School. Experiencing the Flower Power days during my blooming adolescence was one of the most memorable periods in my life. In 1982 my love of art and an artist lured me to Taos, New Mexico where I lived surrounded by Indians, Hispanos and artisans. Always fascinated by culture and faraway places, I graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Intercultural Communications long before it became the mode.
As my paternal grandfather was born in Athens, I obtained European citizenship and have been living In Paris since 1999. Having worked as an English teacher in an art market school and being immersed in constant inspiration from the City of Light, I decided to try my hand at drawing.
With the motivation and applause from friends, fellow artists and fans, I worked my art and style at Scott Glasscock’s open live art gatherings, Dr. Sketchy in Paris and San Francisco and particularly at “La Grande Chaumière” in Montparnasse. However, everyday, unsuspecting people living the ordinary moments in life have become my preferred protagonists.
My creations have been accepted for shows in Paris at La Grande Chaumiere Academy, Menilmontant Fall Festival, the Grand Marché de l’Art Contemporain at Bastille, the Church of Notre Dame de l’Esperance and Expo 4 Art.
In New York, thanks to a Paris gallerist Bruno Massa who discovered me at the GMAC, my nude characters exposed themselves in the Atlantic Gallery.