I am a Canadian artist who now lives in London, Ontario. I am mostly self taught and have dabbled in various art media since childhood. I was born and raised in Northern Ontario. I grew up and was schooled in a company paper town, called Kapuskasing, There, I had many opportunities to experience many aspects of life in the wilderness areas, life in a midsized northern town and heavy industry.
I studied engineering at Ryerson Polytechnical University and law enforcement studies at Carleton University.
After completing a successful 30 year career as a member of the Eastern regions as well as South East Region. My most recent assignment was 12 years in the Upper Ottawa Valley area.
Since my retirement in 2011, I have seriously taken up my interest in artwork and photography. I have worked in various media including charcoal, watercolours, acrylic and oil.
Shortly after retirement, I developed chronic post-traumatic stress injury symptoms. My work as an artist is a constant source of calming and focused personal therapy.
Studied oil painting technique with Mirna Yaniszewski, of Isles aux Allumettes, Quebec. She is an accomplished local artist in the Ottawa Valley. I have taught basic drawing and sketching in charcoal at the Pembroke Seniors Drop in Centre.
Since moving to London in 2014, I have built, and now work from my studio which is located next to our home in Byron. I generally create art in the realist style, and I will paint any subject matter. I have recently been studying advanced painting techniques with Ken Jackson, a well established professional artist in London.
I have completed some commissioned paintings and will accept requests for further commissions.