I started 'telling stories' as soon as I was able to string a few words together. When my fingers found some crayons, the artwork began. After high school I completed a Combined Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Visual Art and English Literature at the University of Western Ontario. I followed up with a Bachelor of Education with a double specialist in Visual Art and English, then a Masters of Arts in Curriculum Writing. I grew up on a farm in Southern Ontario and spent many seasons in Muskoka Ontario . I taught high school Art and English and now write and paint full time.