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My educational years and work life have revolved about the field of architecture – and through it all the aspect that commanded my attention the most was the historical nature and physical beauty of the subject.

The buildings and urban spaces in the towns and cities I have lived in fascinated me – the areas that is with a ‘past.’ What was it about people in the past that allowed for beautiful and intelligently constructed buildings and urban spaces to be erected? The modern era sadly has lost touch with this sensibility.

For many years during my office life I yearned to try my hand at water color painting in an effort to express this side of architecture. After tentative forays of local varied subject matter I settled my focus on my city’s fire stations.

Deciding on painting Toronto’s historic fire stations…

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About

My educational years and work life have revolved about the field of architecture – and through it all the aspect that commanded my attention the most was the historical nature and physical beauty of the subject.

The buildings and urban spaces in the towns and cities I have lived in fascinated me – the areas that is with a ‘past.’ What was it about people in the past that allowed for beautiful and intelligently constructed buildings and urban spaces to be erected? The modern era sadly has lost touch with this sensibility.

For many years during my office life I yearned to try my hand at water color painting in an effort to express this side of architecture. After tentative forays of local varied subject matter I settled my focus on my city’s fire stations.

Deciding on painting Toronto’s historic fire stations I think is a fortunate blend of history and architecture allowing a wider audience a chance to ponder a unique slice of Toronto’s architectural heritage as well as a storied branch of public service.


Oh and also, now accepting commissions for the fall/winter season for the architecturally minded patron.

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