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My Dad was in the Canadian military while I was growing up, which meant moving often across Canada. He was also posted to Europe with NATO, which gave me the chance to live in Europe for 6 years as a teenager.
My parents made it a project to explore each European country with extended car trips. My formative years were filled with landscapes whizzing by, viewed from the back seat of a car. These memories still influence my art today.
Everywhere we travelled, museums, churches, castles and parks were a big part of the journey. These experiences heightened my appreciation of beauty and stirred in me, an insistent desire to create art.
After university studying marketing and business in the late 1970's, I settled in Toronto where I continued learning to paint, taking university courses at night. The constant travel growing up probably made me a bit unconventional. Rather than completing my BFA or MFA, I stuck to my own path taking the Art History, Drawing and Painting courses I resonated with.
After a successful career in Toronto as a documentary film producer, I finally felt ready to begin painting full-time in 1991. I took the plunge and moved 300 miles to Windsor, Ontario (pop. 350,000). Windsor is across the river from Detroit, Michigan at the Canada/US border so it gave me easier access to the United States along with more affordability.
In 2005, I was able to buy a small commercial building that was in receivership and converted one of the warehouses into my painting studio. And in 2020, my space was expanded to include The Studio Gallery open to the public.
Along the way, it's never been easy to be a full-time artist, but it's ALWAYS been the most fulfilling thing I've ever done.
Professionally, my paintings have been collected and exhibited internationally in both gallery and museum exhibitions. I also have extensive experience collaborating with interior designers and art consultants, which is always fun.
Important international projects include site-specific commissions for a private jet lounge, and an award-winning 127-foot yacht in the Virgin Islands.
One of my favorite projects was collaborating with Grammy nominated Maestro John Morris Russell of the Cincinnati Pops on a large scale painting representing the color of music. The painting was auctioned for $6000. to raise funds for the Youth Orchestra.
New Era Portfolio and Gallery Direct in California, licence a curated selection of my artworks for fine art reproductions for Interior Designers and major Home Furnishing Retailers.
In addition, over the 25 year span of my art career, I've won several Art Grants and Awards including several Ontario Arts Council Grants, Windsor Endowment for the Arts and Elizabeth Havelock Foundation Award. It was also an honor to receive a Letter of Recognition from Canadian Prime Minister Harper.
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