Education: Early education in California, and Papua New Guinea 1971 to 1975. Dun Laoghaire College of Art, Republic of Ireland, 1976 to 1980. Career: Thirty years ago I settled in Maryland and began a career as a decorative painter. Over the years I have had the good fortune to be able to focus on privately commissioned paintings, portraits, and murals. In my commercial work I paint in many styles and replicate different periods of art, depending on what the interior designer and or client wants. This has given me a great opportunity to explore and combine many genres of art and design, creating a new and fresh look.