As with most children, my love for art started early by copying cartoons and quickly progressed into winning art and poster competitions. Several years after graduating high school I discovered a three-year program at Capilano College which turned out to be a perfect mix of technical skills and creativity. This launched my career as a professional Art Director with a specialty in branding and advertising.
Still looking to pursue my fine art interests, I maintained an active sketchbook and turned my interests to pencil, watercolour and acrylic sketches. An enthusiastic friend turned out to be the catalyst to move toward oils and I immediately had a connection with this classic and challenging medium. In 2003 I co-founded 11 Studio West, a registered fine art society aimed at creating an environment for creative people to work on their craft in a supportive environment.
My ultimate goal is to paint full time and pass on what I have learned in a teaching environment not just to people who want to improve their craft but also to people who simply get pleasure from exploring their creative side.