I was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada in 1946. At age eleven, I started to study painting with well-known Newfoundland artist, Helen Parsons Shepherd. I later studied with other recognized artists such as Reg Shepherd, Christopher Pratt and Dutch sculptor, Hans Melis.
At age 20, I went to New York City to study photography at The New York Institute for Photography. Upon returning from New York, I began working as a photographer and cinematographer in St. John's. I continued painting and soon took an interest in print-making. I became a member of the St. Michael's Print Shop and studied under master print-maker, Bill Ritchie.
In 1986, I moved to Toronto, Canada, where I began working as a freelance cinematographer. I continued to paint and print out of Open Studio.
In 1992, I was commissioned by Canada's National Railway, Via Rail, to create a work for their " Train Car Series ".
In 2000, I had a solo exhibition at the Fifth Street Gallery in Toronto entitled "Whales, Sails and Icebergs".