My father was variously a cartoonist, screen printer and art teacher so it seemed that I would be directed toward a career in the Visual Arts, but in typical adolescent rebellion I switched to science, eventually emigrating to Canada. After graduating from the University of Toronto(1969) I moved to Quebec and a successful career, firstly in research at McGill University, and then as a teacher and educational administrator in the English CEGEPs. But the my interest in painting slowly re-awakened , and inspired by evening classes with Armand Tatossian I completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (with distinction) at Concordia University in 1985. Since then I have regularly participated in many community events including the Westmount Arts Festival , Les Soirees d’art de St-Henri, Les journées de la culture, the Festival d'art erotique de Montréal , group exhibitions with the Patrick John Mills Gallery of Contemporary Art in Ottawa and Open Studio events . In 2008 I held my first and only major solo exhibition, ‘Chasing the Savage Parade’ , at the Warren G. Flowers Gallery in Montréal. With educational concerns in the past, I am now able to devote all creative energy to making art in my studio in St-Henri.