Herb is an honours graduate of the Ontario College of Art and after graduation spent a year studying painting in Florence, Italy.
For the past 12 years Herb has created large scale paintings including floral and bird subject matter. For the new year, 2019, Herb has moved away from the large floral and raven paintings to specializing in smaller works and working from “life” rather than photographs. An unique feature of Herb's work is the employment of poetic expressions in his pieces - some are hidden, others are quite apparent.
As Herb says, “The change of focus this year is something that I’ve done throughout my career, either from large to small or small to large, to rekindle my enthusiasm and inspiration.”
During his career as an artist Herb was also an art fundamentals painting and drawing instructor for the Toronto Board of Education and at Sheridan College He is also pursuing another creative passion - writing.