For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated by both the natural world and drawing, and not being particularly interested in sport I channelled all my youthful enthusiasm into those two things.

A career in art in the early 60’s was considered risky and not a ‘proper job’, so at 19 I joined the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy as a Radio Mechanic. For the next 22 years I progressed through the service, leaving as a Chief Petty Officer Air Engineering Artificer (Radio). Throughout those years drawing for pleasure, occasionally selling the odd drawing for a few pints. On leaving the Royal Navy I started work in the defence industry, where I still work today, and continue to draw in my spare time. My first published works came about when I was introduced to The Framing Centre, Plymouth in 1996, who, upon seeing my work immediately had some images sent to Washington Green. This resulted in my first six images being published in February 1997.

I have been privileged to have exhibited in the Halcyon Gallery’s ‘Wildlife and Conservation’ Exhibitions in 1997 & 1999 and ‘Brush with the Wild’ in 2001

I am what people term a self-taught artist, however, I would prefer to say that I was gifted with an ability to draw.

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