Born in the 1960s in the Hyde Park community in Chicago. I studied painting & sculpture at Otis/Parsons in Los Angeles- Parsons School of Design in partnership with Otis Art Institute in the 1980's.  I also studied sculpture, painting & fiber arts at ASU- Arizona State University.

I launched an art career with an art-design company, now world-renowned, creating paintings for the Trade via NY Art Expo & other worldwide expos.  2 decades later I started exhibiting my work in galleries in Scottsdale & Sedona, Chicago, upstate New York, Florida, Maui, Georgia, North Carolina, and California. I had giclee reproductions made of 3 paintings with a company in Madrid, Spain for a number of years. I traveled around solo in my studio-on-wheels, a 30ft RV, in the U.S. mainland & lived on Maui for 3 years.  I've now settled in the Southwest.

My paintings are mixed media on canvas, paper, wood, & clay: collaged papers & fabrics, texture mediums, acrylic, ink, charcoal, wax pencils & crayons, sometimes oil, glitter and little things I find interesting are occasionally embedded in the goop.

My early 1980s work, Alex Arden Gallery exhibit