As a child I made miniature animals out of plasticine... every animal I could think of or imagine. Someone smart said all children are artists. I had the encouragement of my family who thought I was miraculous. I had lovely art teachers in public school that were also very encouraging. I went to Sheridan Collage and studied illustration and graphic design and worked as a commercial artist for many years. At Dundas Valley School of art I studied with Catherine Gibbon and Jody Joseph and learned to paint from observation and with my heart. I look at art history and attempt to follow in the path of great painters. I ask questions, try not to bore myself and consider everything an experiment.