In my youth I held one-man exhibitions in Nairobi, in Ypres and Roeselare in Belgium, in Cambridge and in Edinburgh.
After a demanding career as an architect designing large hospitals, I eturned to painting and drawing full time. in 2016. Architecture was a team discipline relying on many others to develop a design and then build it, whereas painting just relies on the physical and internal dialogue between the image and the artist, with the pleasure of immediate results.
Most of my work features people and animals in landscapes with which I have become familiar, whether in Africa, Sussex or Yorkshire, and some arise out of his religious beliefs.
I acknowledge the influence of German and Flemish expressionists on my work.They are in my genes.
I paint the people around me with whom I am most familiar, so I can recreate them without needing to ask them to model. My interest in animals began as a child in East Africa, and I sought to catch the essence of the animals I saw every day.
My images arising out of encounters that e demand to be set down. Some images are retained for years and there is a dialogue between memory and the way the image wants to express itself on paper or canvas. Others recur and find different forms depending on the medium used.
I now live in North Surrey and in addition to painting I am a keen game shot and deer stalker, and enjoy country walks in the Surrey hills, allowing me to restock my images of the land and wildlife around me.