I started drawing as soon as I could hold a pencil. Painting came later and became so much a part of who I am. I later studied art at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada earning a degree in Fine Arts first class honours. I have participated in a variety of shows over the years, in between working as a manager of the Graphics Arts Department for the Studentsí Society at the University of Victoria as well as running my own clothing design business. Since I retired early,I decided to devote myself to painting starting with various portraits of family.I then branched out to developing some narrative in my work. Lately I have been painting landscapes partially because of my love of nature and also my worry for our environment and the need to bear witness of what still is and hopefully will remain.