Born: Beloit, Wisconsin, 1945
Early scholastic interests in science, drafting, map making.
University studies included math, science, psychology, and fine art.
Art training included attendance in the Whitney Museum of American Art “College Art Program” living and working in New York City, 1969.
M.A. in Painting and Sculpture, University of Wisconsin, 1970.
Mentored by Victor Kord, William Wegman, Donald Judd, and Richard Artschwager.
Introduced to Buddhist Meditation, Philosophy, 1979.
Current study interests include Buddhist Studies, Art History, Archeology, Neuropsychology, Energy Medicine, Biomechanics, and Philosophy.
1970: Member of a team of artists in residence, Venice Biennale.
1971: Gallery Assistant, Madison Art Centre Museum
1972: Arrived on Vancouver Island, taught painting, photography, and design in the first year of the Northwest College Institute of the Arts (predecessor to the Victoria College
1976-79: Designed, developed, operated Art for People, an art education program for disabled and/or disadvantaged elementary and secondary school students.
1980-85: Attorney General of B.C., New Directions School: taught drawing, painting, photography, life skills working with young offenders in a community school program.
1985-90: Established arts and counseling programs at S.J. Willis Alternative High School (Victoria).
1990-92: Integrated Body Functions, bodywork and counseling business practitioner.
1992-present: Common Sense Orthotics, owner-operator of a medical foot orthotic business; assessing measuring, manufacturing orthotics for doctor-referred clients.
2013-present: Board chairman for Pandora Arts Collective Society, a non-profit/charitable society providing studio art space for all, with a special focus on those in the mental health community.
1967-70: Numerous student shows
1970: Venice, Italy, Biennale group show
1974: Arts Alliance, public gallery, Courtenay B.C., one person show
1975: Open Space Gallery, public gallery, Victoria B.C., group show
1976: Arts Alliance, public gallery, Courtenay B.C., one person show
1978: Signal Hill Gallery, public gallery, Victoria B.C., one person show
1979: Arts Alliance, public gallery, Courtenay B.C., two person show
1982: New Era Social Club, Victoria B.C., group show
1985: New Era Social Club, Victoria B.C., group show
2012: Little Fernwood Gallery, Victoria B.C. one person show: painting, calligraphy, film; works from 2007-2012.
2014: Set design, building for the Opera Cosi Fan Tutti, the Fear No Opera company
2016: Set design, building for Trying on your dead mother’s underwear, a solo theatre performance by Erin Cotton.
2018: Little Fernwood Gallery, “Winter Day, Summer Night”: painting, calligraphy, kinetic sculpture
2018: Campbell Bay Music Festival, Mayne Island B.C.: Kinetic sculpture site installation
2018: Rifflandia Music Festival, Victoria B.C.: Kinetic sculpture site installation
Art work is in several private collections in Canada, United States and Europe