Living a creative life, on a personal level, means following my passions to explore different means of communication and connection with the world. This could take the form of writing, film, stand-up comedy or the visual arts, including urban sketching and creating illustrated journals. My creative life is not limited to any one of those things. But all of them are about ‘The Story’, about what’s happening now. Follow me on Instagram, or shop for paintings on Etsy. My books are on Amazon.
I love performing for diverse audiences and for good causes. Here's a good sized clip of my performance at the Halifax Pride Festival Comedy Show, in 2014
Having a ball at the Atlantica Hotel, Halifax Pride
This was a show put on by the incomparable Eureka Love.
Lather Rinse Repeat
What's really going on when we colour our hair?
The Contingency Man
Matt is a slovenly Adonis and unrepentant moocher. After trading on his good looks and charm for twenty-nine years, he has bombed out of university yet again. When his father decides to cut him off financially, he turns to odd jobs and dog walking to keep up with his satellite television payments and beer expenses. Enter next-door neighbor Jillian, whose greatest talent is spending other people's money. She has pursues stardom over a series of middling acting jobs stretched over fifteen years.
A dawning realization that her acting won't pan out compels Jillian to direct her quest for fame and wealth elsewhere. When an accident involving Matt's incorrigible dog, a drop sheet and a couple of cans of paint suddenly makes Matt the new darling of the art world, our antihero discovers the fun and hazards of thoroughly unearned, overnight success. Now everyone is looking to the Contingency Man to solve their problems.