Without any encouragement from his parents, he started to learn to paint on his own.
In 1973 Alfred's family moved to Canada where he received the formal art training. As the artist says he didn't realize how hard it was to become an artist, to learn to balance home and work, discipline his time.
After a decade working as designer he started working hard as a full time artist. There were many hard times and sacrifices but there were also many rewards on the way.Nature, people, travel and architecture are the major source of inspiration for his artworks.