I was born in 1952, raised in Cabbagetown, Toronto and spent summers running around barefoot at the family cottage in Hawkin's Corners. From a very early age I enjoyed being creative. My first oil painting was at age 8 of a Sear's Catalogue model. My wife, RuthAnn and I reside in Ramara along with our pups. I have a daughter, Rebecca, who resides in London.
I am a self-taught artist, with an inclination towards realism. I started painting in January of 2020, after a forty-year hiatus. I now utilize acrylics as they provide me with an opportunity to proceed at a faster pace than oils. I prefer large format scale, bright colours and interesting subject matter. I use photographs (hard copy and digital) and prior to commencing a project, I research my subjects to get an understanding of them on a visual, intellectual and emotional level. With rocker portraits I immerse myself in their music and watch documentaries.
We have just finished renovating a home gallery to display my work and have also renovated a building on our property to use as a studio.
To sum it up, I'm "Big on Color. Big on canvas. Big on Life."
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