Training originally at Cardiff College of Art, I have studied at the Sir John Cass School of Art, the Prince’s Drawing Studio and the Slade summer school, all in London. My work is shown successfully in local and London galleries including the Mall Galleries, and I am a regular contributor to the annual exhibitions of the Chelsea Art Society.
I am a Member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art, and a full exhibiting member of the Armed Forces Art Society, Farnham Art Society and the Dorking Group of Artists, where I served as chairman for five years, as well as for many years being the exhibition and membership secretary of the Lloyd’s Art Group in the City of London. I show and sell work every year at the annual exhibitions of all these groups, as well as taking part in Surrey Artists Open Studios.
I give painting demonstrations and workshops to local groups from time to time. Whereas I think some professional painters have a well-rehearsed ‘way to do it’, my modus operandi is to prepare groundwork for a theme chosen by the group, and then allow my demonstration to progress in an open and lively way, so that students can learn from difficulties as well as triumphs as the painting progresses.