I was born in London in 1950, where I also completed my school education. After attending what was then the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford, I subsequently spent three years at the Royal Academy Schools, London, where I focused on drawing, painting, photography and screenprinting. My tutors at the Academy Schools included Peter Greenham and Edward Bawden.
I received my first portrait drawing commission while still a student at the Ruskin, since when the number of requests for drawings, and more recently paintings, has steadily increased. I have undertaken portraits for a range of Oxbridge colleges as well as other institutions and private individuals. Examples of my work can be found in both public and private collections both in the UK and abroad. The National Portrait Gallery in London holds a photographic record of my work in its archive. Examples of my portraits can also be viewed on the BBC ‘Your Paintings’ website, in partnership with the Public Catalogue Foundation.
I have periodically exhibited in mixed exhibitions at such venues as The Royal Academy and The National Portrait Gallery. My drawing of Ted Hughes, the late Poet Laureate, was among works displayed in the Royal Treasures Exhibition, held in The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, to mark The Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002. This drawing was commissioned for The Royal Collection and is one of a series of drawings of Members of the Order of Merit.
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