Born: 1956 - St. Alban's, Newfoundland.
BA(Ed.) 1978, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Attended University of British Columbia, 1982-1984.
I am basically a self-taught artist, although I have some formal art education from the
University of British Columbia, where I took courses in the fundamentals of drawing,
painting, design and art history. I have also taken art classes through MUN Extension
in St. John's and Corner Brook. In addition, I have taught art at the high school level,
which more than anything, has given me a sound grounding in the basics of
From 1985-1992 I have shown in the Arts and Letters Competition; winning numerous
awards - including a first place finish for drawing.
The Jim Baird "NO FISH" group exhibition in Toronto, 1993.
I am a member of RCA and I have shown in their Group Showcase, June 1997.
Member of VANL and took part in many Mini Art Shows, 1996 - 99.
Art Invites Your Company, 1998. Purchase Award Carnells Funeral Home.
Only claim to "fame" was with the RCA Fake Auction Show in 1996: my portrait of
van Gogh appeared in the Evening Telegram and on CBC!
Work can be found in many public and private collections.
" I like the art of van Gogh, Munch and Bacon; art that has a strong emotional
component in them. I like art that reveals the emotions of an artist at a particular
place and time in the life of that artist. The art that interests me the most takes its
strength from emotion rather than any other visual element."
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