An artist at heart, practical ways initiated a career in the old school of sign painting and eventually his own business which ran for 30 plus years and produced some award winning signs.
Early years in art college majoring in sculpture may have influenced a recent artistic urge for rediscovery, resulting in his latest development as an acrylic painter.
Big colour and movement are his focus in a mostly abstract format. Gene was born and raised in Kelowna and resides here with his partner Kathy and little furry pal Gus.