Born: January 4, 1931
Died: March 28, 2014
For fourteen years Jack taught drawing and painting workshops for the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design Outreach Program and for eight years taught full time at the Kootenay School of Art in Nelson. He taught at various summer schools and art organizations through the province. Raised in New Westminster B.C., Jack was a painter and graphic designer since graduating as an honor student from the Fourth Year Program of the Vancouver School of Art (Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design).
Jack has had over 30 one man exhibitions in British Columbia of his drawings, paintings and paper sculptures. He participated in many group shows in Western Canada and Washington. His work is in private and corporate collections throughout North America and Europe.
Jack worked from his Saturna Island studio and gallery specializing in watercolour and acrylic paintng as well as paper sculptures and murals. He painted scenes of Satuna Island and the west coast, as well as figurative compositions.
In his paintings as well as his paper sculpture designs, Jack was intriqued by shapes. He refered to his approach as "exploring with pieces (shapes) of colorur." Jack's work stresses the life of shapes on their own as key elements in a compostion whch were combined with other elements to make up the final piece of art.
His paintings and paper sculptures are in collections throughout the world.