I was born in the UK in 1941 and I grew up in Venezuela and Scotland.
I studied fine art at Chelsea College and the Slade School in London in the 1960s.
In 1978 I travelled to India, where lived for a year. I studied Meditation and Yoga there and these Eastern philosophies continue to be at the centre of my work.
Other influences include Middle Kingdom Egyptian Art and European Modernist painting, particularly the exemplary career of Henri Matisse.
The practice of drawing, which I consider to be a form of meditation, is at the foundation of all my work.
My work is in many private collections in Australia, Europe and in the U.S.A.
It is also in the permanent collection of the City of Port Phillip, Melbourne, Victoria.
Recent exhibitions include:
Finalist, ‘Tacit Still Life Prize’, Tacit Gallery, Melbourne, 2021.
‘Colour, Light & Silence’, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne, 2015.
Finalist, Rick Amor Self-Portrait Prize, Montsalvat, Melbourne, Dec.-Jan. 2013-14
‘Recent Paintings’, Art Images Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia, April-May 2012.
‘Into The Light’, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne, September, 2011.
‘Thursday Night Nudes’, Jackman Gallery, St. Kilda , 2009.
‘Ruby Gap’- Group Show, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, 2009.
The ‘Kedumba Drawing Prize’, Kedumba Gallery, N.S.W., 2004 & 2005 & 2007.
‘The Bridge’, solo retrospective show at Smyrnios Gallery in Prahran, Melbourne 2004.
Solo show (with Robert Hannaford & Graeme Galloway), Bankart Gallery, Lancefield, VIC, in May 2007