I was born in Paris, educated in New York, where I attended Art Schools and worked for many years as a successful award winning Graphic Designer and Art Director in Advertising Agencies, Pharmaceutical Corporations, Publishers, Art Studios, etc. often as a freelancer. I have simultaneously successfully pursued an award winning career as a freelance travel photographer working for Fortune 500 corporations, national and trade publications, travel wholesalers, Cruiseship lines, as well as other travel oriented industries, not to mention State and Federal Agencies, US and Foreign. I'm a Veteran who graduated from the Engineer school in Fort Belvoir, VA with deplomas in both Camouflage and Construction Drafting, before serving overseas. I speak fluent French, as well as some Italian and Spanish.I have won numerous awards in exhibitons and contests in Art and Photography. I now teach Painting and Photography in the Houston, TX area.