I was born in 1949 at Moh’kins’tsis (where the Elbow meets the Bow) on the ancestral land of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3) and the people of Treaty 7, a city known as Calgary.
My family background is English. My mother is an artist, my father was a musician and an Anglican minister. We moved around. I grew up mostly in the Dish-with-One-Spoon territories of the Anishinaabe, Mississauga and Haudenosaunee peoples, between Windsor, Hamilton, Cobourg and Toronto. I have three brothers, each of whom is involved in music and art in some way.
Since 1973 I have lived in Vancouver, on the ancestral and unceded lands of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Art captured my attention at an early age and I have followed the art life ever since. My practice includes visual arts, music, performance, writing, curating and public engagement.