I have been taking photographs for the past five decades, mostly to make a record of significant events in my life, but more recently I have become much more interested in photography as an art form and find it is an extension of my art in general. I use it to look at life and nature in a particular way, often focusing on the small things that I find visually arresting, sometimes because of their eccentricity, sometimes because of their sheer beauty.
In my youth I was a keen painter but at Central School of Art, Holborn, I studied graphic design and spent the following three decades or so running my own graphic design studio. When I awoke to the dormant need in me to paint I wound down my graphic design business and returned to my love of painting.
I am inclined towards surrealist painting that allows me to express my perplexity at the world we live in. I also explore abstract ideas, often taking my inspiration from nature, which is a starting point, a trigger to explore where my imagination takes me. My return to painting after a career in design has been a liberating experience; a rebirth, a second life.