I studied Painting at Camberwell and the Slade Schools of Art in London in the 1970s, and was awarded the Orpen Bursary and a Boise Travelling Scholarship in 1980. I won the Guinness prize at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 1993 and in 2015 I won the watercolour prize at the Bath Society of Artists’ Open exhibition. In 2016 I was shortlisted for the Lynn Painter Stainers prize at the Mall Galleries in London. I have exhibited widely in group shows throughout Britain, and have had a dozen solo shows in the South West.
In my work I have explored different approaches and materials. My early paintings were mainly abstract, based on urban landscape. When I moved to the West Country 27 years ago I became more interested in developing watercolour painting based on observation, concentrating on still life and interiors. Over time my focus has gradually shifted outwards to the environment again, sometimes with an abstract approach, sometimes searching out particular places that interest me, often when travelling. While I am still interested in still life subjects my most recent work has been inspired by the observation of people in public places and on train journeys.