After a B.A. & B.Ed., Ted fell of the map for 15 years, teaching school in an isolated "fly-in" reserve along the coast of James Bay, in northern Ontario. This is where Ted learned to really see nature.
Well known as a wildfowl sculptor, Ted's woodcarvings have won over150 awards at competitions across Canada & in the U.S., and have been featured in dozens of newspaper stories, in magazines & on an episode of Regional Contact (CTV Ottawa). In the summer of 2014 Ted was invited to be Artist in Residence at Pukaskwa National Park on Lake Superior. When not competing, Ted is often now asked to judge local carving shows.
Flat art is a rather recent dimension added to this Newboro artist's repertoire. The canvas medium offers new possibilities - such as the ease of depicting a setting and establishing a mood. The seasons, weather conditions, geographical area, etc. can be difficult to portray in a wood sculpture.
Ted now lives, carves & paints in Newboro, a small village along the Rideau system - an Unesco World Heritage Site, & does archaeological work throughout Eastern Ontario. He is a member of the Rideau Carvers & Rideau Lakes Artists Association.