In a life of strange twists and turns, Anthony Chiffolo spent his childhood in the rural community of East Schodack, NY, across the Hudson River from Albany. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, he served on active duty in naval aviation for 7 years and retired from the Naval Reserve. He then embarked upon a successful career in book publishing. A few years ago, he decided to start using his many photographs as source material for watercolor paintings. He now finds himself back home, in Brunswick, NY, where he continues to work on books, paint, tend his dog and fish, and practice yoga.