I was born in Manchester, England and studied mathematics at Newcastle-upon-Tyne University. After moving to London, I had a successful career in industry that involved me travelling to most countries in the world.

In 2000 I retired and started a new career in Fine Art Painting.  After a foundation year at North Oxfordshire College,  I continued my studies at Bath Spa University where I was awarded a BA (Hons.)  immediately followed by an MA Fine Art Painting (Distinction) and a PhD in Fine Art Painting.

I currently work from Porthmeor Studios in St Ives.



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In addition to painting I also maintain two blogs, one of my Black & White photography the other of my written analysis Melancholic Paintings

Please feel free to visit and I welcome any feedback on either.

The easiest way to contact me to leave comments or enquire about availability of work for purchase is through my Facebook page.