I realised very early on that art in some form or another would play an important part in my life. And it has.
Between 1968-1971, I studied graphic design at Ravensbourne College of Art & Design in Bromley and following a short period working for an advertising agency in London, an opportunity arose to join a newly formed graphic design consultancy in Cardiff. Four years later, I headed a graphic design centre at Cardiff University before I formed an independent design consultancy based in Cardiff.
Whilst running my own graphic design consultancy since 1980, I continued to have a strong passion to paint, but found little time to pursue this interest. However, a change in direction finally materialised about six years ago and since then, it has been exciting to be able to rekindle the enthusiasm I had for painting. This transformation has enabled me to be creative in a very different way. By using a very different medium – no computers just simply a canvas, paint, a collection of palette knives and brushes – I find the whole experience so refreshing and at the same time, so inspiring.