Born in North Yorkshire, I trained initially as a land agent, only during professional life to become interested in painting the natural world. This led to studying Scientific Illustration, featuring in Images 11 the Best of British Illustration 1986, and subsequent employment in the scientific and advertising sectors, primarily working in watercolour.
Later I returned to land and heritage management, being involved in large scale award winning conservation and historic house schemes, whilst continuing to paint natural subjects. Mixed amongst this was further training in Internation Rural Development and Geographical Information Systems. I was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 2004.
I now paint mainly using acrylics and am exploring digital techniques that still allows an analogue touch.