of my life, I have either drawn or painted. I began painting
when I was eight years old. In Grade 7, a prize for a
poster contest in Central Ontario was a great inspiration
After graduating from High School, I came to Toronto
from Peterborough, Ontario to attend the Ontario College
of Art. I studied there from 1947 and graduated in 1951.
My two great loves are painting in the freedom of the
outdoors, which I enjoy as well as from the model or figure
drawing. Burleigh Falls near Peterborough, Ontario, where
I was born has become my favourite source of inspiration
Working “en plein aire” is a thrilling and
exciting experience. It is quite intriguing when you catch
the moment of a painting with its beautiful and magnificent
scenery surrounding you. Nature can never be repeated
or caught by a camera. Snow, wind, ice and the searing
sun are the elements that transform nature, as I see it,
into vibrant and exciting paintings.
Baffin Island, Newfoundland, the Queen Charlotte Islands,
Greenland, USA and Mexico are the sources of many of my
works. I have also been very fortunate to travel on recent
trips to the Arctic, Antarctic and several areas of the
United States of America as well as across Canada and
Greenland. My latest canvasses depict the majesty and
awe of the Arctic and Antarctic, with their magnificent
icebergs and snow-capped mountains.
I belong to the Arts & Letters Club, The Portrait
Society of Canada, The Heliconian Club of Toronto, Canada
as well as being represented by many galleries in Ontario.
Please see my website for further details and paintings:
Robert Henri stated in his book that one must paint every
day because one does not know when the masterpiece will
occur. It is an uncontrollable force. We always strive
to do better, repeat and create a masterpiece better than
the time before.