Born in 1944 and raised in Auchtermuchty. Early education was in Fife followed by attendance at Edinburgh University graduating with a BSc and a PhD in surface physics. After several years in industry, picking up an MBA on the way, a portfolio of private companies in several different business sectors were started which have now mostly been sold off.
Upon retirement I was able to develop my interest in drawing and painting and attended several residential courses under the tutorage of the accomplished artist Nigel Overton. I now enjoy painting an eclectic mixture of subjects principally in acrylics.