My original desire was to become a sculptor and to pursue an art career. Once I had gained my BA Degree from Bristol Polytechnic, now the University of the West of England (UWE), I worked for a company that provided specialist framing services for several established artists, such as Anthony Gross, Peter Blake, David Inshaw and Bill Jacklin. We also provided bespoke frames for private clients and commercial galleries, which included the Waddington Gallery, London. During this time I continued with my own work and exhibited in "open" group shows. One of which was at the Camden Arts Centre, London.

A change in personal circumstances led me to work in business and industry. During which time, I kept up my interest in art by continuing to work on my own paintings, whilst also attending classes in print making, at Morley College, Lambeth, London.

I have worked in Training and Recruitment and as a Specialist Personal Tutor at Thames Valley University and Reading College, where I worked with young people and adults. During which, I taught "20th Century Art History" on the National Diploma, 3D/Graphics Course.

My present series of paintings have been inspired by images and photographs taken during my travels in Corsica, Egypt and India. I am particularly interested in how abstract shapes in landscape can be linked to more figurative ones and how they can form a developing thread in my future practice.