Visual Artist, Self Employed, Calgary, Alberta 1982-Present
Create two-dimensional works of art in a variety of mediums - Watercolor - Acrylic - Graphite - Pastel - Mixed Media & Oil, Screen Printing, as well as three dimensional works in Stainless Steel - Mild Steel - Fiberglass - Clay - Bronze & the integration of mixed objects. My artwork has been exhibited at the local and national levels. Commission experience with architects, art consultants, interior designers and art committees including Canada Post Corporation, Environment Canada, Royal Tyrrell Museum and The City of Calgary.
Director, Knox Contemporary Gallery of Art, Calgary, Alberta 2018-Present
I initiated this gallery as an artist run center to foster the growth and promotion of diverse contemporary artists that most main stream / commercial galleries would not represent. Unfortunately I was forced to shut the gallery down due to the Covid-19 Pandemic but I am continuing to operate the gallery as an on-line platform only. My duties at The Knox Contemporary included jurying in new members, scheduling artists to man the gallery periodically, collecting membership fees, advertising, book keeping, payments of sales of artwork to artists, payment of lease/parking/utilities/payment system/etc., website development and upkeep, installation and dismantling of exhibitions plus repainting gallery walls when required as well as coordinating the upkeep of our two satellite galleries.
Art Instructor ( part-time ), Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta 2008-2018
Instruct and teach students various skill levels the fundamentals of Drawing, Acrylic Painting,
Watercolor Painting and Abstract Painting.
Writer - Fiction Novels 2010-Present
Art Director, Western Living Magazine, Calgary, Alberta 1983-1987
Designed and produced advertisements for clients. Met with clients to develop add campaigns.
Made numerous layout designs for the film department, inspected final film to ensure a high quality end
product. Coordinated photographers for various photo shoots.
Illuminated Sign Designer, Neon Products/Claude Neon, Calgary, Alberta 1981-1983
Designed illuminated signage. Produce colored renderings of illuminated sign designs for clients approval. Draft final designs for the manufacturing of signage.
Alberta College of Art - Visual Communications, Calgary, AB, 1977-1980.
Alberta College of Art - Continuing Education, Calgary, AB, 1981-1984.
New Horizons Computer Learning - Beginning System 8.0 for Macintosh - Calgary, AB, 1997.
- Beginning Pagemaker 6.5 - Calgary, AB, 1997.
- Photoshop 5.0 - Calgary, AB, 1998.
Mount Royal University - Creative Writing I - Calgary, AB, 2012.
Exhibitions / collections
From 1982 to the Present - Participated in over 140 group or solo exhibitions in Canada, U.S.A., Great Britain, Scotland and Spain.