Two major life experiences influence my art: My Latin American upbringing and my work as an Austin muralist. My acrylic paintings—bold and graphic—are figurative and inspired by contemporary cultural, political, and technological themes. I studied art at Southwestern University in Georgetown under the guidance of Gus Farmer and graduated in 1976 with a BFA in Studio Art. In 1974, I also studied at the Universidad Catolica in Santiago, Chile, under the guidance of Adolfo Couve and Dinora Doudchitsky.
In 1978 I joined Interart-Public Art as a muralist. I trained with Puerto Rican artist Carlos Osorio, and painted several local murals, including the Varsity Theatre Mural. I have also designed covers for small press books, punk rock album jackets, and many political posters and flyers.