I fell into animation by chance in 1969 when I took Harvard University’s fledgling animation class for a fun time course. I discovered I could animate beach sand on a light box, make drawings come alive with movement, tell stories, and I was hooked. I’ve made straight ahead under the camera animation ever since. Most of my animated shorts were produced by the National Film Board of Canada which gave me a fantastic creative home for several decades. Now I live in London and my active engagement with animation is teaching. I tutor story development at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield and give sand and paint-on-glass workshops anywhere whenever asked.