Todd was born and raised in Grimsby, Ontario in 1969. He moved to Calgary after high school to train for long track speed skating. After his athletic career came to an end, Todd moved his focus to his other passion - art. He gained representation at a number of galleries but took another break to be a full-time Dad to his two children, Jackson and Isabelle. Now that they are both in school, he is excited to be a full-time painter again. To be able to do something that he is passionate about is extremely rewarding!
Todd is a representational painter who has been influenced by Tom Thomson, The Group of Seven, Rembrandt, Degas, The Impressionists, Sargent, Sorolla, Zorn, Schmid and Lipking. He enjoys working in nature and from life as much as possible. In the studio, large paintings are created from smaller outdoor sketches.
Todd attended the Alberta College of Art and now actively seeks out artists from whom he can learn. Most recently, this includes Richard Schmid and Jeremy Lipking.
Todd has participated in shows, mostly in Western Canada. His artwork has found homes in both private and corporate collections across Canada, The United States, Japan, Europe and Russia.