Watercolor was the first medium I worked with. I loved it’s portability. I remember soaking and stretching my paper in a riverbed in the Canary Islands where women were doing their laundry. They were puzzled why this crazy foreigner was washing his paper. My first teaching position was a watercolor class at Toronto School of Art.
I studied portrait painting with Gerald Scott at Three Schools of Art in the 70’s and began to work in oil. Painting and drawing from the model was the best training I could have asked for. Years later I taught figure drawing and portrait painting at Central Technical School for many years.