VLM is an award-winning artist, musician, and essayist living in Los Angeles, CA. His education and career has been inclusive of the Arts and Sciences and he continues to follow his bliss.
VLM took up the study and practice of art at age 6 followed by a passion for music at age 7. He has produced art murals annually for his elementary school and performed and arranged for musical groups since junior high school (attracting interest from Motown), continuing through college at Tennessee State University where he arranged for the esteemed TSU Marching Band in 1972.
Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1954 VLM's family moved to Nashville, Tennesse when he was 6 years old and they live there today. VLM settled in Southern California in 1979 and there he remains.
VLM worked in the film/tv industry for 19 years in various capacities and has written, produced, directed a number of televised video projects including a never-aired music video of Indian-rocker Raquel Zonte.
VLM presently writes essays, does commissioned art work for private patrons (he specializes in portraitures) and sings in a local community choir. He is a lover of nature, a political activist and enjoys meeting new and interesting people.