| I was born on the 13th of November 1948 in Naples, Italy. I have a B.A. in English and History from London University, England. Have been interested in drawing, painting and art in general since my teen years and am mainly self-taught but since I started painting at the age of 21 in London, attended various drawing and painting classes privately. I also enrolled and attended for 6 months the Cottini Art School (Liceo Artistico Cottini) in Turin in 2006. For the last 5 years I have attended weekly painting classes at Circolo Ricerche Visive in Turin, Italy - a painting studio under the supervison of two painters, Marco Longo e Carlo Giaccone - where I now live and work. In the last few years I have also become interested in photography. I am also known with my Buddhist name, Dhammiko which I also use for my artwork.