I was born in
Saguache, Colorado on November 2, 1953 on the famous Mexican
holiday, Dias de los Muertos. I was the third child in a family of
As a young man
fresh out of high school, I went to
New York City
to discover and explore the world of art which had always excited
me. While in NYC I worked with the Boys Athletic League. After this
exciting and enriching experience I went on to study at Colorado
State University and Western Washington University.
the traditions and the international connections that make Taos, New
Mexico an important art center was enormously appealing to me as an
artist. As my wife Beverly and I had maternal and paternal roots in
the area we felt that it was also the place we wanted
to raise a family, so we moved to
in 1983 to pursue our dreams.