Florian was born in Arizona and raised in Whitby England, New York City then returned to Phoenix to finish school. Studying the arts Florian attended New York University. He received and Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from the Universal Life Church. He joined the Navy, again, traveling the planet he always made it creative in some way. After the Navy he began his thirteen-year corporate climb to Director, creating commercials, movies and theatre productions. Twice awarded for his directing Florian was always inspired by light and color. In 1997 Florian retired from Directing and started to paint. Canvas after canvas they discovered Florian's God given talent and he was directed to go full time. A member of the Arizona Artists Guild and Free Arts of Arizona he mentors children in the arts. Also teaching neighbor children the joy of painting and works part time as the Art Specialist at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix.