I was born in Ottawa, Canada in 1947, but grew up on the west coast. I currently live on Bowen Island. I have been active in visual art and music since the mid-1960's. My work has been exhibited and published internationally in museums and galleries and is included in over 100 private and public collections. The west coast rain forest where I grew up and live in today is an underlying factor in my work, alternating with influences derived from surrealism and lyric abstraction.