I was born in 1958, and am educated in music composition and visual design. In my family home, there were many wall plaques with German Bible verses, rendered in a variety of gothic and fraktur lettering styles. In the 1980s he discovered the art of calligraphy, first through the speedball lettering textbook, and later by joining the calligraphers Guild of Manitoba which hosted wokshops with notable lettering artists, and studying the works of Byron McDonald, Jacqeline Svaren and Tom Gourdie.
I have studied a variety of lettering styles, but my strongest interest is in the letter styles of the Middle Ages, starting with the German Fraktur styles I knew from childhood, and extending back, into uncials, runic shapes, and the Classical Roman letter. The Chancery cursive, or Italic hand, which to many people is synonymous with calligraphy, never held much interest for me.
I released my first shareware fonts in 1996. My fonts are included in the collections of many shareware font sites, and my latest works may be found here at www.prfonts.com.
Fonts released in 2007 include PR Compass Rose, and PR Viking.
In the autumn of 2010, I noticed an increase of interest in my fonts, inluding their use in two BBC programs, some book covers, and some high profile reviews on PCworld, and I launched this website, www.prfonts.com.