After finding out he was unable to follow in his father’s footsteps as a military pilot, he decided that he would live his dream through art.
Worked with Universal Printing Company, and then with the Cassell Watkins Paul Art Studio where he produced artwork for training and nuclear weapons manuals and also acted as a liaison between the studios and the military.
Joined the Society of Illustrators’ Air Force Art Program which offered him the opportunity to fly jets and contribute to the Air Force’s mission. He was apart of the program for over 50 years and flew combat missions in both Southeast Asia and Bosnia
His award winning artwork has been widely published and originals can be found in Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the United States Air Force, and many other museums.
Holds five U.S. patents and four foreign patents for his aircraft camouflage designs and high visibility paint schemes
Founded the American Society of Aviation Artists which has conducted annual international educational aviation art forums and shows for artists.