Living in a small town in Northwestern Ont with Lake Superior at my back door has given me all the inspiration I needed to pick up a paint brush and start painting. I've been interested in art forever but never took it seriously until I was well into my adulthood. I credit my mother who dabbled in painting for putting a brush in my hand and encouraging me to take a couple of courses. It also helped having a famous artist in my background whom I admired very much. My grandfather's cousin was Pekka Halonen ,a very famous artist in Finland. To this day I aspire to be just a little bit as good as he was.I thank you for taking the time to look at my paintings and hope you get some enjoyment from them.