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Born in the culturally rich and beautiful country of Scotland, I was first introduced to art by my grandfather, Robert Samuel McIsaac. We would travel by tram to the world famous Kelvingrove Art Museum in Glasgow and spend many wonderous hours wandering the gallery halls.

My journey through life has allowed me to live in several different countries where I have been profoundly influenced by the different landscapes, cultures and histories.

Through the years yearning to paint but following a business career that evolved from beta testing Mosaic (Netscape) and implementing one of the first corporate inter/intranet sites in 1993, to public relations, marketing and communications for the hi-tech industry in Silicon Valley.

Today, since retiring, my concentration has been on larger canvasses, using my…

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  • Joined June 22, 2009

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Paper, paint, ink and graphite

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About

Born in the culturally rich and beautiful country of Scotland, I was first introduced to art by my grandfather, Robert Samuel McIsaac. We would travel by tram to the world famous Kelvingrove Art Museum in Glasgow and spend many wonderous hours wandering the gallery halls.

My journey through life has allowed me to live in several different countries where I have been profoundly influenced by the different landscapes, cultures and histories.

Through the years yearning to paint but following a business career that evolved from beta testing Mosaic (Netscape) and implementing one of the first corporate inter/intranet sites in 1993, to public relations, marketing and communications for the hi-tech industry in Silicon Valley.

Today, since retiring, my concentration has been on larger canvasses, using my imagination to communicate what I see, feel and remember. My daughter calls my work controlled madness. I use brilliant colours because they make me feel the most happy, and I freely use yellow, orange and red, even as undercoats, so that they shine though. Although currently I am working on more surreal types of paintings and thoroughly enjoying myself doing so.

Home is where I lay my hat and can depend what's happening with family in California, Scotland, and England

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