I was born in Rotherhithe London in the nineteen thirties and we moved to Morden in Surrey when I was very young. I started drawing with pen and indian ink in my early teens,
I started painting in watercolour and oils, and was fortunate in 1963 to get two pen and wash pictures into the Guildhall Open Exhibition.
In 1974 I moved to Sheffield and continued to paint with the Hallam Art Group and the Hastings Road Art Group, and joined the Heeley Art Group three years ago.
I have been able to devote more time to painting in both oils and watercolour, and I enjoy what I do. I like to produce work that shows the atmosphere of the landscapes and seascapes in Derbyshire, Yorkshire and other local counties, I have no greater ambition than to produce paintings that give people pleasure, and I paint in much the same way as traditional landscape artists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have done.