A native of Long Island, NY, Warren began developing his leather art working skills while he was in the U.S. Navy. He was inspired by a handmade leather belt, given to him by his friend Roger, and later happened upon some antique leather working tools in a pawn shop. Thus began a 43 year fascination with leather art.Once out of the Navy, he opened his first shop, The Leather Joint, in Babylon, NY. Soon after, he began a career in shipbuilding (another passion) which took him from NY to Connecticut and on to California before landing him in Hampton Roads, VA. Over time he has continued to develop his ideas and techniques, creating functional leather art while combining leather with other mediums. He has displayed his art work in numerous galleries near the Hampton Roads area and has been well received.