This artist has had a keen appreciation of art for many years. He studied horticulture and landscape design with the university of Guelph and then, as a master gardener, volunteered at the RBG in Burlington. In 2005 Herb lost his mate of 50 years and soon found it difficult to put in his time. It was not until he met his future wife in 2010 that he was encouraged to return to painting again, this time in acrylics. His works show a vivid and happy lifestyle and of course Gwen is his best critic. At 90 Mr Freeman is enjoying a few hours every day at his easel. He is currently a member of the KWSA.