I started painting as a boy, growing up in Ottawa, Ontario. Studies followed at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto and then at the Art Center Los Angeles. To finance my studies there, I instructed at the Butler Fine Arts School. I returned to Ontario to live for a few years in Toronto and painted abstracts and figures and then moved to Georgian Bay to paint in the footsteps of the Group of Seven. In the early 90's, I relocated to Brentwood Bay just outside Victoria, BC to paint the island villages, the rugged coast, and the West Coast sky. My family now lives in the small town of Seaforth, Ontario, west of Toronto. I enjoy the rural, small town lifestyle with lots of subject matter at my back door.