Biography

biography

I have been an exhibiting artist since 1968, first in Toronto, then as a resident of Kingston since 1979. During my undergraduate years in Fine Arts at York University in the early 1970’s, I became interested in exploring potentially incompatible concepts in painting— like the combining of gestural abstraction with high realism, like the use of the diagonal rectangle as a basic format—ideas which are still fundamental to my work even now.

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From 20 years as a museum exhibit and lighting designer for the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Royal Ontario Museum and many local Kingston museums, I developed the draftsmanship skills and dramatic design style which I believe are still evident in my work today. These distinct images evolve from my personal concerns both as a former professional environmental landscape designer and as a sincere humanitarian. They explore a continuing interest in age-old concepts like humanity versus nature and humanity versus itself.