I am a trained Graphic Designer and Technical Illustrator. I graduated from Vesper George School of Art, Boston, in 1979. I have also attended Montserrat School of Art, University if Massachusetts (Boston Campus), Highland College, Illinois, and University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, WA). I studied for two summers with Georgia O’Keefe. I have also done advertising copy writing, editing and news writing. I have also written and published poetry and short stories. I worked my way through college and art school doing portraiture and drawing autopsies.
My specialties are medical, mechanical, and schematical line-drawing illustration. I owned an advertising agency in the greater Boston area, specializing in hi-tech medical companies and Department of Defense. After moving to the West coast, I worked at Nintendo of America in their Gameplay / Customer Service Department and Research and Development Unit for 10.5 years.
I moved to Canada in 2003. I became acquainted with the Courthouse Gallery and the Merritt Civic Centre and in 2006, I began giving drawing lessons to both adults and home-schooled kids. The lessons were advertised as “Foundation Drawing” with an emphasis on portraiture of people and animals, perspective and composition.
I joined the newly formed Nicola Valley Transportation Society in July and was fundamental to the launch the new Merritt and Area Transit on November 5th. I did the promotions and wrote all the press releases for the new transit system. I wrote a grant to be able to purchase office equipment and furniture and was awarded the grant in December. I ran the transit for the first 9 months of operation, establishing protocal between the management, drivers, and public.
I have written professionally for various newspapers and clients. I became a Landed Immigrant on August 31, 2009