Born in Toronto, Ontario, he attended the Ontario College of Art where he studied under J.W. Betty, F.S. Challener, J.E.H. MacDonald and others. Following his graduation, he was on of the few artists able to make a living from art-related work, the sale of his painting and teaching. His easel paintings are usually representational (landscapes, city scenes both with people), done in varying degrees of realism and impressionism. For many years his paintings appeared on the covers of “Maclean’s” magazine. He had many solo shows throughout Canada and his paintings are found in many corporate and private collections.