I am a self-taught artist who was born in Bridgetown, Barbados, where I started to experiment with sketching and watercolors at about the age of 10.
I immigrated to Canada in 1975 and settled in Montreal. In 1984, my wife Sandra purchased an oil painting, which I criticized, so she challenged me to produce a nicer one. I immediately purchased some art supplies and have been painting since then. In the summer of 1994, we moved to Toronto.
A computer programmer by profession, in 2001 I abandoned my IT career to devote more time to painting. Prior to that, I worked for two large corporate organizations (BCE Emergis and Rogers iMedia) where I held the position of computer operations manager. I have discovered that painting is the perfect escape from complex algorithms and equations. Today using oils, watercolors and acrylics, I enjoy painting in a realistic style. My prime fascination lies in the inherent beauty and tranquility of the countryside.
I have displayed my works in many galleries in Montreal and Toronto, as well as community and cultural exhibitions. My paintings can be found in private collections throughout Canada, the United States, the West Indies and corporate collections such as the Montreal Urban Community Transit Corporation (MUCTC) and the Accra Beach Hotel in Barbados.