Born in 1948 in Cairo Egypt.
Immigrated to the U.S. in 1959. Great time to come to the US as an 11 year old. Americanized quickly. I always enjoyed drawing. Loved art in high school, because I had 2 great teachers.
Started at OSU in Fine Arts. Father convinces me that I should switch to engineering mechanical art. Talk about doing a 180. Left school the next quarter.Stopped drawing.
20 years later, I take a lesson. Teacher encourages me. I keep painting.I get involved in the art community. I show.
I guess if the creativity is there it WILL come out, eventually.
All said and done, it is about the art.