I knew I wanted to be an artist at a very young age. Like many others, I wish to create images that inspire an emotional response.
My formal education was at the Alberta College of Art, but I feel that the experiences of life and an appreciation of nature have had the most influence on my work. Keeping standards high is what forces me to grow as an artist, something that is ongoing as I attempt to do more with my time and energy. Integrity is necessary in this process. I find I have a lot more to learn.
I enjoy all mediums, but find the most satisfaction from working with oil, graphite or gouache. I try to use design theory to create a strong composition. At a certain point, a painting really starts to breathe. It becomes exciting to see it through to completion.
My work has found homes in Europe, the United States, as well as in Canadian corporate and private collections.