|My parents met at Keighley Art School. As far back as I can remember I was surrounded by paintings, art books and a wide variety of art materials I was encouraged to experiment with. The family moved to Surrey when I was four and frequent visits to London art galleries and exhibitions added to my enlightenment.
My art school training started in 1960 when art schools were about to become the birthplace of much of the music and pop art at the forefront of Britain's swinging '60s. After two years of thorough grounding in the traditional skills of drawing and painting at Wimbledon Art School I switched to Epsom Art School to specialise in graphic design for two years, graduating with first class honours. Amongst my tutors, I was encouraged by Leslie Worth, inspired by Ron Benham and Bridget and William Kempster, and had differences of opinion with Michael Cadman and Gerald Cooper.
My creative career progressed through top London advertising agencies before setting up an advertising and design company in London in 1972. Throughout, I continued to paint in my spare time and I now work full-time as an artist from my studio in Surrey. The combination of words, typography and pictures that were integral to my earlier career continue to play a large part in my current work.
I have travelled extensively through Europe and America, absorbing their commercial and fine art cultures. The distinctive characteristics of their cities - geographical, historical and contemporary - are particularly fascinating for me. I have a strong and long-standing affinity with the commercial and cultural aspects of London and Venice.
My work is in collections in America and Europe as well as the UK.