Born in Red Deer, Alberta, twice a scholarship
student at Banff School of Fine Arts where
he won the Brewster’s Award for Painting
then graduated from the Alberta College of
Art in 1969 with the Alberta Distillers Award
for Painting. He worked as an artist for
a major advertising agency on accounts such
as the Calgary Stampede and Alberta Govt.
Travel, then later as Supervisor of Presentation
Graphics for the City of Calgary. During
these years he was active in the Calgary
visual arts community and maintained a painting
studio, exhibiting his work locally and nationally.
He has painted across Canada, Europe, Central
and South America, in the inner city and
the wilderness landscape. His urban subjects
have been in major exhibitions across Canada
including Vancouver’s Artropolis, Edmonton
Art Gallery’s All Alberta, and London Art
Gallery’s Young Contemporaries. He is a prodigious
interpreter of the western Canadian landscape,
particularly of his Galiano Island home.
He is also becoming known for his intimate
interiors and still lifes. His paintings
have been acquired by many notable public
and corporate collections. He has also painted
over 30 murals in Alberta and BC.