I’m a self-taught wildlife artist who was born and raised in Port Perry, Ontario. Having moved to Muskoka in November 2018, I now live in Port Carling, Ontario, where I create from my home studio.
I began drawing in pen and ink when I was just a young boy, etching what was most certainly the beginnings of future paintings into the pages of my school notebooks (much to the chagrin I’m sure of many of my teachers as I was, no doubt, supposed to be taking notes on the “lesson of the day”. It wasn’t until my late 20’s though that I began to approach painting seriously. It’s hard to believe it’s almost 30 years later!
I’ve been an avid supporter of nature and wildlife conservation throughout my career — over the years raising tens of thousands of dollars for various organizations and causes through donated paintings and sponsored print sales. My paintings have been displayed internationally at many prestigious exhibitions, including the Society of Animal Artists Annual Exhibition, the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibition, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, the Artists for Conservation Annual Art Festival, and the McMichael Autumn Art Show.
My new retail gallery called “Heart of Nature Gallery” opens in June 2019 and will feature both my original paintings and limited edition prints.