Born in Saskatchewan, Canada, in 1936, Homer has called The Northern Territory his home since 1974. Homer worked in the architecture field for 16 years in Canada before choosing to move to the warmth of Australia. Unable to find work during a building slump in 1970, Homer went to Art School at the West Australian Institute of Technology (now Curtin University) were he graduated in 1973 with an Associate Fine Art degree. He earned a crust as a portrait charcoal artist during this time and continues to find the human form a favourite subject to paint and draw. Homer was instrumental in establishing life drawing classes for over 30 years within the Art Society activities. His career of substantial work in the architecture field, includes being among the first in the Territory to use computer programs for architectural drawing. Happily, Homer became an Australian citizen in 1978 and his more than 50 years of experience in design, drafting and art work of various types continues to benefit the Alice Springs community.