I grew up in Wimbledon and studied chemistry at King’s College London followed by a PhD at St Andrews, where I drew and painted in my spare time. After a career as a research chemist in Switzerland / Germany and on returning to the UK I continued to pursue art in my spare time and from 1995 attended evening art classes. On retiring I attended oil painting classes and residential courses in France (en plein air). I have attended workshops at PFT. I have also exhibited locally and won the Frank Martin award in 2015.