I was born in Carlisle in 1942. From 1952-1956 I was a chorister of St. Paul`s Cathedral. It so happened that the wife of the headmaster of the choir school was a well-known artist, Eileen Price (SWA) and for the whole of this time I had what amounted to private tuition from her. At Lancing I took art A-level two years early with a view to going to art school. This did not happen. Instead I went to Cambridge and my art totally stopped. In 1964 I went to live in Antwerp and embarked on an academic career. It was only when I retired that I returned to painting – after a gap of 50 years.
Elly and I divide our time between Antwerp, Shoreham and Abruzzo, which I think is reflected in my work. I enjoy painting cityscapes, street scenes, and industry, and I like juxtaposing man and nature.