Vaughan was born and raised in New Brunswick and educated in Montreal.
After a career in Education in Toronto, he retired to Nova Scotia. Vaughan dabbled in oils over the years but began to take lessons in Acrylic as a retirement project, taking courses with artists such as Liz Porter in Savannah, Georgia and locally with Andrew Sherman, Connie Claus and most recently, J'anna ]acqulyn at the Lincoln Street Gallery in Lunenburg.
Vaughan has always been intrigued with colour, shape, light and shadow. The beauty of Nova Scotia constantly inspires him as an artist to recreate its beauty on canvas.