I studied fine art for four years at Manchester and Sunderland art colleges, followed by a year at Leeds college of art (art teachers' diploma ). I subsequently taught art, in grammar and independent schools, before taking early retirement.

My paintings, mainly in oils and acrylic, vary in subject matter, ranging from the quite figurative to the purely abstract. I often work in series, developing an idea where one painting leads to another, before moving on to another theme. 

I have exhibited in Newcastle, Oxford, Devon, Rye and various places in Surrey.