I was born in 1948, in Toronto, a place where I never actually felt at home, perhaps because all the wooded areas I loved as a kid were disappearing so rapidly. My teenage years were spent in Ottawa, before it became a real city.
When people ask me when I started painting I answer... we all started painting, I just never stopped. But I started painting quite realistically in oils when I was thirteen.
After a glorious summer of hiking in the Rockies I arrived with friends on Gabriola in September of 1973. One of those friends was Tsiporah, and we soon became partners.