I live in Guelph with my wife and fellow-artist Michelle Lawrence. We have our Synchronicity Gallery and Studio in our home.
While growing up, I lived in a number of cities in Southern Ontario . My parents, Jessie and Phil, raised three sons including my younger brothers Jim and Jeff. After finishing High School in Oshawa, I went to Victoria College at U of Toronto and then into Dentistry. I married Martha Magee and after graduating, we enrolled in CUSO to live and work for two years in Fort Portal, Uganda, East Africa. I set up a dental clinic in the government hospital and was the regional government dentist.
Back to school for three years in Graduate School at the Faculty of Dentistry in Toronto which resulted in my Masters Degree in Dentistry and a Fellowship in Prosthodontics (crowns and bridgework). I bought a dental practice at the corner of Yonge and Lawrence in Toronto in 1973. It was there that I enjoyed a demanding but stimulating dental practice with wonderful patients and a terrific staff. Our house was just a block away and the family grew to include our three children: Nanteza, Jeff and Cyndy.
In 1999, I retired to pursue my interest in art and music. My initial retirement years were in Collingwood, where I established a knowledge base for painting in oil and sculpting soapstone. I re-established my love of playing music by playing trumpet in the Georgian Sound Big Band and playing trumpet, tenor sax and flute as a member of Eh Train Trio.
Living in Guelph since 2009, I continue to enjoy my music and art-making. I am part of the music combo "A Record Day". We play regularly at local Seniors Residences. In 2012, I married fellow artist Michelle Leblanc . From 2009 to 2014, the Whitestone Gallery was a major interest for us with an exciting group of talented members. The Guelph Studio Tour has been a major commitment for us for many years and Michelle continues to be a participant.