While growing up, I lived in a number of cities in Southern Ontario . My parents, Jessie and Phil, raised three sons including my 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: Teza, Jeff and Cyndy.
In 1999, I retired to pursue my interest in art and music. My initial retirement years were in Collingwood, where I took courses and learned from artist friends, gradually establishing 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 take great pleasure in sharing my art and music. For 6 years the Whitestone Gallery was a major interest with an exciting group of talented members. Each Autumn Michelle and I participate in the Guelph Studio Tour by opening our home to visitors to see where we create our artwork. Folks can come by and visit our studio and gallery throughout the year at 346 Suffolk St W, Guelph.