Jack was born in the small northern Ontario town of South Porcupine, and grew up in Sarnia, where he lives with his wife Toni. Together they have 3 sons, 3 daughters in law, and 3 grandchildren.
In the year of 2000 he was a founding member of the 6+1 Art Group, which started with several Lambton College art students who got together and still continue to meet weekly to share critique, and encouragement with each other.
His love of painting is inspired by his family, friends, nature, history, outdoor activities, travel and the art group 6+1.
He has had paintings displayed at numerous juried art shows. In November of 2006 he won the Mayor’s Award at the Lawrence House with his painting “One Winter’s Day” (the Coast Guard Cutter, the Griffon). He was selected to paint the cover for the Grey/Bruce B&B Association for the years 2008-2010. In November of 2009 he won the Honourable Mention Award at the Lawrence House for his painting “Cottage Memories”, and in June of 2013 he won the Wolff Award Honourable Mention from Sarnia Artists’ Workshop for his painting “Down by the Barn”. In June of 2014 he won the People’s Choice Award at SAW’s annual Awards Night for his painting “Spring Rush”. In 2016, his painting of Roadside Falls won the “Best in Show” award at the “Celebrate Art” juried art show at the Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia, and in March of 2017 his Creekside painting won the best watercolour award at the Paint Ontario Show at the Lambton Heritage Museum in Grand Bend. In October 2017 his painting of “Jasper” won Best Watercolour award at the “Celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary” show at the Victoria Playhouse. In the fall of 2018 his painting “Morning Bright” won best watercolour award at the Victoria Playhouse.
He hopes that you will enjoy exploring his paintings as much as he’s enjoyed creating them.