Born 1930 in New Ross, County Wexford. Verling studied in the Crawford College of Art & Design in Cork in the late 1940ís and early 1950ís. He taught art in Clonmel, Fermoy and Youghal, before moving to Connemara in 1966 to teach in Carraroe. Verling moved to Limerick in 1970 to Mary Immaculate College, where he remained until 1990, and he was awarded Honorary Membership of the Royal Hibernian Academy (HRHA) in 1994. He has worked in France, Italy and Spain through his career. A Sixty Year Retrospective of Verlings work was held in August 2008, in Limerick City, an honour richly deserved.