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Having always delighted in discerning those features of my environment which make it particularly attractive to me, I gravitated toward design and a 35-year professional career in engineering. Along the way, I was busy depicting my world as I saw it, progressing from caricatures and cartooning during my school years to a hobby in figurative and abstract experimentation in acrylics while I worked and eventually to a “second career” in oil painting. Although mainly self-taught, I have also benefited from fine art courses and numerous workshops. Painting alongside artist colleagues, I strive to continually refine my skills in observing and interpreting the varied subjects which I choose. While I feel more expressive painting natural landscapes, I enjoy capturing urban scenes with impact because this requires a range of perception that exceeds the traditional limits of composition, shape, light and colour. I am encouraged by the recognition that my insights and skills have received and by having paintings in collections across Canada, in the U.S.A., Europe and Australia.