My professional art career began in grade school when I became the editorial cartoonist for the Thamesford Towncrier. (Thamesford, population 1200, is located in the middle of south western Ontario, Canada.) For a 13 year old, the $20.00 dollars a week help keep me in MAD magazines and hockey cards.
I obtained my A.O.C.A. from Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario and began working as an artist / creative services manager for F.W Woolworth Corporation. Work included multi-media presentations, advertisements and packaging design. Store logos I designed during this time included Canary Island, Weekend Edition and Silk and Satin.
After a number of years I returned to school and obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts at York University, Toronto, Ontario and went on to complete a Master's Degree in Communication and Culture at Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario.
I am an avid sports fan and although my own sports career never went professional, I started playing hockey at age 6. I continue to enjoy the game, playing in various men's leagues and in the York University intramural league. A knee injury took me out of ball hockey a few years back and my football days ended with high school.