I was born in Vancouver B.C.,and I have been painting and drawing for as long as I can remember. As a child, my favourite Christmas present was a new colouring book and a box of crayons,
but best of all was the paint by number sets, and that smell of linseed oil.
My focus switched to music at the age of 10 at which time I dedicated myself to learning to play guitar. For the following 10 years my artistic journey was put on the back burner, but at the age of 20,
I got back into painting with a passion. Acrylics on canvas are what I enjoy most.
While living in White Rock, I had the good fortune of meeting the late and great Canadian artist Robert Genn.
Robert became a friend, and he would advise, encourage and mentor me on many occasions.
I also had the good fortune to meet and work with another great Canadian artist,
Raymond Chow. Raymond is a passionate teacher and he was very influential in helping me to find my style.
Inspiration for most of my work comes from extensive traveling throughout Western Canada. After a road trip, I would often seclude myself in my studio for hours and paint from memory. The Western Canadian panorama offered me the opportunity to absorb and integrate the evolving rugged landscapes into paintings.
Travelling also gave me the opportunity to place my original paintings in numerous galleries throughout Western Canada.
Over the years I have come to realize that art and music are inseparable for me.
I now believe that they are governed by common harmonic principals, yet are perceived by different senses.
So if asked for an artist statement, it would be the following:
"Art is music made visible as music is art made Audible"
I consider myself a painter first, but have come to realize the power of photoshop as a tool for enhancing and also creating art.
I was introduced to the digital art world in 1998, when I joined forces with one of Canada's first digital art publishing houses.
It was the wild west of the digital era. We had big dreams and high hopes, but it became a nightmare,
as the technology was not in place at that time to support our needs.
We had succeeded however,for a brief period, to create a print on demand online art gallery.
Times have changed and the digital technology is in now in place with FFA leading the way.
For me it has been a long time coming and I am very grateful to Fine Art America for providing me this opportunity.
I hope you enjoy my gallery and thank you for taking the time to read my bio. More of my original paintings
will soon be available online as well, and private showings can be arranged for any interested customers who may be in the area.