I went to high school at Brecksville High and majored in art, but my interest in art goes back to my fourth grade art teacher, Mr. Schraff, who always encouraged me to draw. After high school I was accepted to the Cleveland Institute of Art. I double majored in Drawing and Printmaking and studied under such great artists as Edwin Mieczkowski, Carroll Cassell, Jose Cintron and Paulo Pelosini. Of those instructors, I was most influenced by the late Ed Mieczkowski. Ed taught me how to work in
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