As an international jazz musician, exposed to a variety of folk arts directing his attention to visual arts. In 1989 founded Handmade Paper Company/World Art Project.
In 2009, he established “ebru richsilk designs” and “Create Your Own Silk Scarf” turning his focus entirely to silk fabric marbling.
He has since continually conducted hands-on programs and workshops in papermaking, Turkish (ebru) and Japanese Suminagashi marbling. As a working artist for over 40 years, his talents go unsurpassed in handmade paper and