I am a retired art professor living on California's central coast. My life in art has been shaped by interactions with remarkable artists. My book My Art World: Recollections and Other Writings tells the stories of these encounters. 

During my 35 year teaching career I taught  studio art and art history at Mt. San Jacinto College, Introduction to Modernism at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and Theory and Criticism in the MFA program at Laguna College of Art and Design. 

Since 2013 I have served on the board of the Sam Francis Foundation.

My writing has appeared in The HuffingtonPost, Hyperallergic, American Art Collector, Arts of Asia, and other publications. My recent book is Disrupted Realism: Paintings for a Distracted World features the works of 38 contemporary artists who add subjectivity and disruption to their imagery. 

My specialities are Contemporary Figuration, Bay Area Figurative Art and Chinese Modernism. 

I offer writing services for artists, art dealers and museums.