I was born in Chicago and came to California in the early 1950s with my family. During the era of the Vietnam War I served in the United States Air Force. I have been interested in art most of my life. nnnn Before becoming incarcerated I worked as an artist in the aerospace industry, where I illustrated final projects. Today I offer my artistic talents to help those in need through donations the proceeds from my art. My hope is that the art brings as much joy to those who receive as the joy I have experienced in creating.