The painter attended The Corcoran School of Art in the early 1980’s. After securing a place in a Group Exhibition at The Mayor’s Gallery at City Hall. “Spirits: The Makings of Masters”. He was 19. Later he would be awarded for his freshman studio work at the school. His interest in cubism and motion studies initially drew ire from some teachers. But the sketchbooks of his nightly scenes depicting DC streetwalkers and strippers were passed around the room before every class. Spectators observing him work in the street occasionally bought his books from him for hundreds of dollars on the street.