I started painting pictures when I was 10, in the opportunity room at Oliver School. We had art class every Friday and I would paint the Rockies and ships. My father had been a merchant seaman in England and my family lived in Liverpool until I was six. We moved to Edmonton in 1964. Two years later I was sick with tuberculosis and meningitis.
I went to high school in North Vancouver and a good art teacher encouraged me to draw and paint. About seven years ago, I came back to Edmonton because I missed the snow. These days, I like painting forests, volcanoes and deserts. I want people to look deep inside the pictures to feel the colours.