I initially graduated in Modern Languages from the University of Edinburgh. Much later, having promised myself for years I would one day go to art school, I completed a full-time degree in Fine Art at Cheltenham Art School (now part of the University of Gloucester). I am fluent in Spanish, French and Italian and travel regularly with a sketchbook, finding inspiration in France, Italy, Spain, Malta and Morocco. In the summer months I tend my small Chiswick garden.
This winter I have been attending a Life Class in Richmond. Three hours drawing from the nude model, as artists have for centuries, does concentrate the mind.
As a result of these classes I have been adding more figures in my sketchbooks.
Studios are not neat and tidy spaces. My brother went in and said ‘It’s another world in there!’
My palette is an old one from the 1930s. It belonged to the painter Tommy Thompson RA, and was given to me by his daughter.
Interview with The Chiswick Calendar
2002 – 2018
Artists at Home, West London
The Royal Academy
The Century Gallery, Henley
Thin Dog Gallery, Cirencester
Gallery on the Green, London