I was born and lived most of my life in London, moving to Lewes about ten years ago.
I was trained at The Slade School of Fine Art.
Watercolour was my medium of choice for a long time - I found it useful for seizing on momentary perceptions of things and originally took it up when living in Rome. Later, back in England, the watercolours became more complicated.
I became a member of the Royal Watercolour Society in 1990.
Oil painting was always present in my work of course and became my main activity after about 2000.
I was elected to The New English Art Club in the mid-noughties.
Street scenes in the earlier watercolours gave way to still life (which I still approach from time to time) and cityscapes and now, to landscape as well.
I work outside and, perhaps more often, from drawings and studies of various kinds.
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