I was born in St. Catharines, Ontario and grew up in Merritton Ontario. I studied art at the St. Catharines Collegiate under Mr. Wm Davies and Campbell Scott. I took one year of Creative Art at Sheridan College then enrolled in the Fine Arts Programme at the University of Waterloo. I graduated in 1974 and then attended to Brock University Teacher's College. I taught elementary school in the Yukon for 10 years and then returned to St. Catharines where I finished my career with the District School Board of Niagara. I retired in 2009 and since then have enjoyed doing art full time.