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About Me    

 

A friend once told me I am a “Renaissance man” indeed!

I am a chef, musician, designer and contemporary artist.

I was born in Blackpool England. As a child my family moved to New Plymouth, New Zealand where I started school; then a few years later we moved to Canada where I finished my education. Upon completion of high school I entered into an apprenticeship as a chef. I also developed a love for music and taught myself how to play the guitar. I became accomplished as an entertainer and a songwriter, playing at many different venues, churches, restaurants, and pubs.

It seemed innate within me to create and I love art in all its forms; particularly if it is a bit “out-of-the box”! I have an eye for something that is “just a little bit different” and that can be seen in everything I create. I have always “painted outside of the lines” in everything I have done. It is no wonder that this progression has brought me into the world of contemporary abstract art.

My art was quickly and warmly embraced by the public from the beginning and I sold my first painting only days after it was completed. Over the years that trend has continued. Not being one to settle for the “status quo” of working in one media type, over time, I have worked in several different mediums including sculpture, digital art, collage, and currently working in (or should we say exploring) the world of acrylic and mixed media. 

My creative process is primarily experimental. I continue to push myself out of my comfort zone often with unique and inspiring results.

My work has found homes in private collections in Canada, USA, Sicily, China and the Cayman Islands. I am also represented by galleries in Canada and the United States.

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Memberships & Associations
  West Shore Arts Council, British Columbia  
    Coast Collective at Esquimalt Lagoon, British Columbia  
   

Metchosin Arts & Cultural Centre Association, British Columbia

 
       
Gallery Representation:
  Sooke Harbour House Gallery, Sooke BC  
    The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC  
       
 
Shows & Exhibts:
   
November & December 2015
  Featured Artist [solo show], "R-Place, Victoria, BC, Canada
November 2015
  Juan de Fuca Library [solo show], Victoria, BC, Canada
October - January
  "All tha Jazz Art Show" Northern Quarter Performance Venue, Victoria, BC, Canada
August 2015
  "9th Annual Integrate Art Festival", Victoria, BC,Canada
July 2015
  Colwood Rotary Art & Wine Festival, Victoria, BC, Canada
December 2014
  Featured Artist [solo show], "R-Place, Victoria, BC, Canada
October 2014
  Juan de Fuca Library [solo show], Victoria, BC, Canada
August - September 2014
  "Summer on the West Coast Art Show", Brentwood Bay Resort and Spa, Brentwood Bay, BC, Canada
April 2014
  Featured Artist [solo show], Oak Bay Marina,  Victoria, BC, Canada
March 2014
  Juan de Fuca Library [solo show], Victoria, BC, Canada
February 2014
  “An Abstract View Point” [solo show] the Gallery at Mattick’s Farm, Victoria, BC, Canada
May & June 2013
  Juan de Fuca Library [solo show], Victoria, BC, Canada
April.2013
  “The contemporary Styling’s of Malcolm Barker “ [solo show] Phillips Brewing Company Gallery Victoria, BC, Canada
February 2013
  “…a textural perspective” [solo show] Sooke Harbour House Gallery, Sooke, BC, Canada
June 2012
  Atkinson’s Art Fest Weekend, Saanich, BC, Canada
December & January 2011
  “A Collective of One” [solo show] Sooke Harbour House Gallery, Sooke, BC, Canada
July 2011
  Lille Garde Festival, Featured Artist,  Kelowna BC, Canada
May thru July.
  Featured Artist [solo show], Sowobo, Victoria, BC, Canada
August 2009
  Abstractions – Coast Collective Gallery,  Victoria, BC, Canada
May 2009
  Associates Art Show, Coast Collective Gallery, Victoria, BC, Canada
     
     
 
Charity Donations:
   
2011
  Lille Garde Festival, Kelowna, BC
2011
  Filling Empty Bowls Art Show, Regina Food Bank, Regina, SK
2012
  BCAWA, Victoria, BC
2012
  Lymphoma Canada Auction, Victoria, BC
2013
  Aboriginal Education, School District 62, Victoria, BC
2013
 
CNIB Eye Appeal Art Event, Victoria, BC
2014
  BCAWA, Victoria, BC