I first started drawing at the age of 3, and painting at the age of 8. From early on as a child I wanted to design video games but after taking computer programming in high school realized that career didn't suit me. After drawing from comic books during adolescence I became intensely interested in oil painting after viewing master works from Caravaggio and Rembrandt. I started painting in acrylic and then oils regularly after high school and joined Sheridan College. At this time I had my first shows at the Art Gallery of Hamilton and other local galleries. I found I was unable to come anywhere close to the great paintings I would see by old masters like Van Dyke and Rubens. One day while at a framing shop I noticed a flier for a show and the paintings they were showing looked fantastic, just like the old masters. As it turned out this was a show from my future school the Academy of Realist Art.
For a full biography of my life beyond art I recently sat down for the "Every Day Legends" podcast which goes further into my life. You can find that podcast from this link ---------> itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/everyday-legends/id1178339613?mt=2
After attending Sheridan College Institute of Technology for a one year program, I joined The Academy of Realist Art (ARA), a Toronto based private school founded by renowned realism artist John Michael Angel. I was able to receive training similar to that of the 19th Century French Academies. After 4 years of study under the Academic system, I graduated from their program in 2012.
Along with numerous gallery shows I have paintings in both private and public collections and am currently represented by
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+ 2015 Art Renewal Center Salon Competition - FInalist
+ 2014 Art Renewal Center Salon Competition - FInalist
+ 2013 Art Renewal Center Salon Competition - FInalist
+ 2012 Art Kudas International Competition - Honorable Mention
+ 2016 Artists Magazine September Edition - "21 Under 31"
+ 2015ARC International Salon Competition Catalogue
+ 2014 ARC International Salon Competition Catalogue
+ 2013ARC International Salon Competition Catalogue
+ 2012 Art Kudas International Competition Online Magazine