After an exciting forty year career in the broadcasting industry that allowed me to travel throughout the United States, Australia and Canada, I finally was able to find the time to resume painting on a full time basis.
I'd previously had professional instruction in oil, but in 1992 I became interested in watercolour and painted prolifically in that medium for more than ten years. I added egg tempera to my portfolio in 2001.
In 1993, my wife, Anne, and I settled in southern Nova Scotia. I painted furiously in the two new mediums and was rewarded with solo exhibitions, private purchases and corporate commissions. In 2001, I founded, established and served as president of the Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery, a cooperative of fourteen area artists now in its fifteenth successful year of operation. I also served as president of the Yarmouth Art Society.
Being somewhat nomadic, we moved to Chelsea, Quebec, and wanting to broaden the scope of my images, I added new oil paintings that were accepted with sales, commissions and solo exhibitions.
In September of 2012, after six years years of adventurous travel, sailing up and down the east coast, we had our sailboat trailored to the coast, and we moved to Victoria, BC., settling in the James Bay area. I am now the proud resident of what arguably may be the smallest professional art studio in the world and Artist in Residence at the beautiful Coast Harbourside Hotel in Victoria, but am no longer a member of the sailing community.
I now paint exclusively in egg tempera and am pleased with the acceptance of my work in such a short period of time. I've studied with several noted artists, but I am particularly indebted to Tom Forrestal who led me through the early stages of painting with egg tempera. I'm fortunate to have paintings in numerous private and corporate collections in Canada, United States, Europe and Australia.