Born in Somerset in 1955. From a family of artists and writers.
Tutored by Roy Nebbs, an RA exhibitor. Attended West Dean College on a portrait painting course, but mainly self-taught. Worked briefly in London for the film producer Richard Goodwin.
Taught portrait painting for 15 years for Gloucestershire County Council Adult Education and general painting at Oxfordshire County Council Burford Community College.
Began painting professionally in 1975, including graphic design, photography, picture framing, picture restoration, framing and frame decoration tuition, book illustration, portrait painting, and exhibiting and selling non-commissioned work.
Exhibited widely from 1978 including:
The Little Buckland Gallery
The Royal West of England Academy
The Royal Society of British Artists
The Pastel Society
The Royal Society of Oil Painters
The Cross Tree Gallery, Filkins
The Henry Brett Gallery, Bourton-on-the-Water
The Henry Brett Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold
The Cleveland Gallery, Bath
The Albatross Gallery
1981 Contemporary British Art Exhibition, Green College, Oxford, Brian Sinfield Gallery (Children’s Leukaemia Research Fund)
1982 Four Man Exhibition, Medici Galleries, London
1985 Runner-up, The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers portrait competition in association with The Royal Society of Portrait Painters
1989 The Henry Brett Gallery London Exhibition Mall Galleries, London
1990 Art 90, Islington’s Business Design Centre, London
2001 - 2004 Affordable Art Fair, The Albatross Gallery
2002 The Laing Art Competition and Exhibition 2002 Mall Galleries, London
2006 - 2015 Dulwich Arts Festival, London
USA, Mexico, Australia, Spain, Germany, France, Dubai, UK
Paintings purchased by
The Manor House Gallery, Chipping Norton
The Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold
The John Noot Gallery, Broadway