I completed my very first oil painting in 1967 at the age of fourteen. I was hooked.
I continued to paint and study painting by attending group and private classes as a teen and it wasn’t until I attended a life drawing class in college that my entire thought process changed. I learned to break down the subject matter to its most simple form, eliminating the chaos and clutter in order to achieve and capture a more defined intensity. Upon graduation I worked and excelled in the fields of Interior Design, Visual Presentation and Graphic Arts and it wasn’t until I migrated back to my roots in the Niagara Peninsula where I was born and raised that I began to paint full time.
I depict the everyday, ordinary and easily ignorable things that everyone takes for granted, emphasizing colour, shape, light and shadow. No secrets here. I paint because I want to and because I can.