Born 1955 on the Isle of Wight. Kingston Poly BA Hons Fine Art Sculpture, 1974 to 1978. Southern Arts Council bursary. Set up studio in St Helens, Isle of Wight but diverted to commercial fishing for five years to 1983 followed by a short spell of freshwater crayfish farming. Had kids and started painting again alongside working in property industry. Several personal builds/designs along the way including the houseboat where we currently live and work. Recently concentrated on portraiture of friends and family, as the process of capturing someone is easier if you actually know them!