I was twenty-three years old when I signed up for an art class taught by Robert S. Hyndman, distinguished Canadian portrait artist. My friend Barry Moss introduced me to Algonquin Park at that time and I have sketched and painted in Algonquin Park ever since. I completed an Honours degree in Political Science at Carleton University and a Bachelors and Masters degree in Pedagogical Research at the University of Ottawa.
I paint in oils on masonite. I developed this methodology because of my extensive plein-air work. I love symbolism and color and try to utilize both aspects in depicting; nature, philosophy, concepts, and scenes. My stained glass works force me to be exact and precise and help me to tighten structure and simplicity in my painting.
I believe that art should create thought and elicit a response that increases our depth of knowledge and understanding of philosophical issues. I believe a responsibility of art is to seek acceptance of good and rejection of evil. Evil denigrates others due to illogical misconceptions of inferiority. Good is based on a logical understanding of reciprocation.
I attempt to paint a better understanding of what is a more logical and caring life-style keeping in mind the relevance of future, nature, self and society. I try to entice thinking. Art and thinking are synonymous. Just as people are finally learning the scientific connections of philosophy, physics, chemistry, astronomy, biology, zoology, geography, anthropology, psychology, and the other sciences we are still far from utilizing these concepts in an often illogical, ignorant, complex and disoriented population. Old world ideas too often dominate a most important aspect of society. Politics. Old world Mythologies and cultures often reject modern discoveries and create chaos to retain a status quo outdated, irrelevant and extremely discriminatory.