High school in London, Ontario - began formal art training.
Moved to Toronto - worked in film and animation studio
Created store display samples for Lewiscraft, with 13 store locations. Learned many new techniques using craft materials.
Painted watercolour 4'x 8' panels used in fashion retail stores. Later hand-painted silk banners for department stores across North America
Began Mocking-Birds, showed them to advertising agencies, selected well-respected galleries and high-density tourist areas.
First art show in June and another a year later.
Participated, by request, in the National Ballet Art Show; created figures to compliment the premiere performance of "La Belle Epoque"
Designed figures for the Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. Established a mail-order business in selected U.S. and Bermuda galleries.
Published in Canadian Interiors in Fabric layout.
Produced sculptures for National Ballet Fall Art Show
Created Oreo Baker for president of Nabisco Company, New Jersey. Ordered Bakers Dozen as corporate Christmas gifts. He and his wife are now collectors. Created Uncle Sam & Statue of liberty
Wheelchair athlete created as part of figurative art collection at the O'Keefe Art Show.
Volunteer committee Pittsburgh Opera, who asked permission to use birds as the theme for their charity ball; also created 40 birds for use as promotion for the ball
Front and back cover of Air Brush in Japan #4.
Designed the character of John Candy, wearing a costume from Trains, Planes, and Automobiles, as a birthday gift from his limo driver in Toronto
Contemporary Doll Magazine did a four-page spread about "birds", uplifting their status to Contemporary Doll Collectable. Signed and dated.
Boston Ballet, Nut Cracker Art & Craft Show; Boston Tiffany's window display
Designed a figure for collector's guide, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
New York Publishers "The Doll" by Contemporary Doll Artists. Created a figure for the book in a section entitled "Beyond Dolls". After viewing my work, the Museum of Folk Art in New York City asked for a figure donation.
Created Mocking-Bird in Egyptian theme.
On request, submitted two designs for the Collectors Resource International book
Attended 10 juried craft shows from Huntsville to Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario. Won booth award at the Shaw Show of Arts & Crafts.
Participated in Uniquely Ontario at Toronto Gift Show in September. Received orders for 76 sculptures and won an award for Innovative Gallery Product. A Mocking-Bird design was selected as promotion for Spring Uniquely Ontario show February 16-19.
Established a full-time gallery space at home.
Took part in the Scarborough Arts Council studio tour.
Mocking-Bird image used as the theme to celebrate the first Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball for Sarnia Lambton Arts Council.
Moved to Midland, Ontario
Appeared in Fall American Style Magazine, Colourful characters. Participated in the Thanksgiving Art & Craft Show, St.Marie Amount the Hurons. In May experienced my first Vision Quest, Thunder Mountain.
May, Sue Warner Craftscapes interviewed me in my home and filmed birds for LIFE Network.
July/August issue of collectibles Canada, front cover with a thousand-word story and pictures.
November created Firebird sculpture for the silent auction, Firebird Ballet Ball, National Ballet.
2001 - 2005
Attended local art shows & kept up supply to established galleries.
Created one-of-a-kind William Shakespeare & Napoleon figures for private collectors.
Created selected figures for the Kooza performance Cirque de Soleil.
Preparing figure for 2009 Figurative Art Calendar.
Created new organic Mockingbirds to add to original creation collection. This led to treehouses and new organic containers.