I was born in 1953 and grew up in a Hampshire village near Portsmouth.
I studied at Winchester and Sheffield colleges of Art, graduating with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art (Painting) in 1979.
Though I have drawn and painted most of my life, after leaving college I pursued a career in librarianship in public sector education and later management of wider support services in art and design education, ending my career at the Royal College of Art. In 2013 I retired in order to spend more time painting and drawing and to pursue other interests.
Since 1980 I have lived and worked in London, apart from a period of 3 years living in Madrid in the early 1990s.
My work is primarily representational and my paintings and drawings are held in private collections in the UK and abroad.


1976 Stowells Trophy, Royal Academy of Arts, London
1977 Winsor and Newton, Mappin Gallery, Sheffield
1979 3 person exhibition, Hiscock Gallery, Portsmouth
1986 Drawing and Print Open, Cafe Gallery, Southwark
1988 Solo exhibition, Pub-Galeria Garabatos, Madrid
1995 Solo exhibition, Banners restaurant, Crouch End, London
2007 ‘Hidden’, Royal College of Art, London
2008 ‘From life, from nature’ 2 person exhibition, Humanities dept., Imperial College, London
2009 ‘Hidden II’, Royal College of Art, London
2010 RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London
2010 ‘Draw: turning thoughts into lines’, Royal College of Art London
2011 RCA Secret, Royal College of Art
2012 ‘Outlines’ 6 person exhibition, Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate, London
2013 Pintar Rapido, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London