Art was born and raised in Victoria, in James Bay. He is a property manager, accomplished the skills of plumbing and carpentry. Art’s experience as a property manger requires the skills necessary to understand the diverse views of many people, with a special emphasis on diplomacy and real-world problem solving. Art has run in two federal elections and one provincial election. Art is well known in Victoria for his active involvement in the community, helping to make it a safe and better place to live.