I started painting in high school growing up in Alberta. A man and woman came to teach at the little school in Caroline, just outside of Red Deer. His name was Steven Stacy and he took a special interest in a few kids he thought were good artists. He ended up tutoring me for three years of high school.
Eventually I got into accounting and forgot about painting. I came to Norman Wells for two days to do an audit with Imperial Oil and while I was here, a fella’s father in the office got very sick. He wanted to go south so I stayed to run the office while he was gone. I met the nurse working here and two days turned into 51 years this year. We’ve been married 42 years.
Not long ago, the Norman Wells Historical Museum brought a portrait art instructor in and that spurred me to pick up my brushes again. It’s amazing how easy it was to get back into. My interest is more in landscape than portrait and I work mostly in oils. I enjoy painting as something for myself, and am getting better at letting people see my final products!