Rodeo Cowboys, 1983
watercolour on paper
28" x 20"
"Based on a classical understanding of form and value, I try to convey the drama and truth of the subject in a painterly way. I deliver no social messages. The beauty of natural form and design alone have intrigued me all my life."
Born in Hamilton, Ontario. Started art and life classes as a youngster at the Hamilton Art Gallery. Moved to Toronto in 1954 and studied at the Ontario College of Art and the Toronto Artists Workshop with Albert Franck, Carl Shaeffer and Eric Friefield. Moved to White Rock, B.C. in 1966. Early workshops at Doon, Ontario in water media, then oil painting with Emil R. Gruppe at Gloucester, Mass. have been followed later in watercolor studies with Tony Van Hasselt A.W.S and Robert E Wood A.W.S. also with Albert Handell in pastel techniques and Wm Nelson transparent watercolor. Winter 1990 - 92, I studied ceramics and figure drawing in San Miguel D'Allende, Mexico at the Instituto D'Allende.
Moved to the Shuswap 1999, and presently active with the Blind Bay Painters Group and the Shuswap Lake Festival of the Arts.
Exhibitions have been held in the Surrey area of the lower mainland since 1975 and I have been represented at different times by: The Danish Gallery, Vancouver; The Creekhouse Gallery, Granville Island; The Mind & Matter Gallery, Surrey; Spirit Art Gallery, White Rock; The Port Townsend Art & Bookstore, Pt. Townsend, Wa.; Chelan Gallery, Chelan, Wa.; Ruth Neal Gallery, Oroville, Wa.; The Ace Powell Gallery, Kalispell, Ida.; Something Special Gift Shop, Crescent Beach, The Pine Tree Gallery, Clinton; The Desert Robin, Borrego Springs, Ca.; Trails West Gallery, Borrego Springs, Ca.; and the Bridge Creek Gallery in 100 Mile House, B.C