I was born in Kelowna in 1959 and have lived in the Okanagan all but ten years of my life. Although it has changed over the years, I still enjoy its character, the varied terrain, climate and its history.
In kindergarten I was already working towards being an “artist’. i was influenced early by the work of my late unIcle David found laying about. Finally, in my mid twenties, I decided it was time to take things more seriously and graduated two years later with a diploma from Okanagan College (Distinction) and soon after a BFA from the The University of Calgary.
Immediately after graduating I began part time work at the Penticton Art Gallery (1991) where I met my wife and fellow artist Camille. She’s a `talent, check her out at Funky Face Art by Camille.
Most of my early career was consumed creating public murals, commissions and later exhibition projects. I have exhibited extensively across Western Canada and in 2015 I was honored as Okanagan Artist of the Year.
After almost twenty years of working from makeshift, tent, basement or rented studios, I was finally able to build a purpose-built studio with the help of my hockey buddies who call it the Clarkademy. Out of the basement it feels like I can do whatever I want, kind of the way it should be.