Studied at Elliot Lake School of Art, Haliburton School of Art and Design & York University School of Fine Arts - Studio Major - Visual Arts - Heinz Jordan Memorial Scholarship – B.F.A. 1978.
Began career in Toronto and was involved in the 1970’s Queen Street art and music scene.
Employed as gallery assistant/preparator - Bau-Xi Gallery and later as Flag Ship Manager, Yorkville / Franchise Design and Development, Canada, for U-Frame-It Ltd.
Returned to St. Catharines in 1981 to manage the “Frame Shop,” for Potter and Shaw Photo Shop Ltd.
1983 - President of Niagara Artist Company (NAC).
Opened “The Framer’s Workshop” as a Owner / Certified Picture Framer (CPF)., in St. Catharines, 1987.
Rebranded business as "Elliott & Company" in 1992, incorporating home décor.
Named 2005 Overall Canadian Retailer of the Year, by the Canadian Gift and Tableware Association.
Elected as St. Catharines City Councillor, St. Patrick’s Ward 4 - Prime architect of St. Catharines Downtown Revitalization. 2006-2018
Led development, design and construction of FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, St. Catharines.
Member of St. Catharines Culture Committee; Public Art Advisory Committee; St. Catharines Cultural Funding Task Force; Museum Advisory Committee; Niagara Region Culture Committee; Rodman Hall Arts Centre Advisory Board; Rodman Hall Coalition ; and Past-President of Niagara Artist's Centre
Received the 2018 “Making a Difference Award” at the St. Catharines Arts Awards.
2014 - Built a painting studio at 79 Chaplin Avenue in downtown St. Catharines.
Exhibited throughout Ontario and featured in numerous private and corporate collections.
St. Catharines, Ontario, July 16, 1955
Bachelor of Fine Arts,Specialized Honors in Visual Arts, Studio Major, York University, 1978.
May 1 – May 31, 2009 Early Works - Art City - Solo Exhibition - Elliott & Company - St. Catharines, Ontario
February 14 – March 2, 2009 re.e.mer.ging - Solo Exhibition - CRAM Artist's Collective - St. Catharines, Ontario
November 28 – December 11, 1999 Arts Ornamental - Group Exhibition and Silent Auction - Elliott & Company - St. Catharines, Ontario
November 29 – December 12, 1998 Arts Ornamental - Group Exhibition and Silent Auction - Elliott & Company - St. Catharines, Ontario
April 16 – 20, 1996 Building A Stairway To Art Heaven - Group Exhibition and Auction - Niagara Artist’s Centre - St. Catharines, Ontario
March 30 – April 1, 1989 Colour, Geometry And Transition - Three Person Exhibition - Ballett Mackenzie Art Gallery - St. Catharines, Ontario
January 8 – 30, 1988 This is Niagara – 30 Points Of View - Group Exhibition -Rodman Hall Arts Centre - St. Catharines, Ontario
November 21 – December 5, 1987 A Small Circle Of Friends - Group Exhibition - Ballett Mackenzie Art Gallery - St. Catharines, Ontario
November 7 – 28, 1987 NAC at 101 - Four Person Exhibition - Gallery 101 - Ottawa, Ontario
April 4 – 25, 1987 Sick Of Self Analysis - Solo Exhibition - Niagara Artist’s Centre - St. Catharines, Ontario