Born in North Yorkshire, I trained initially as a land agent, only during professional life to become interested in painting the natural world. This led to studying Scientific Illustration, graduate work featuring in Images 11 the Best of British Illustration 1986, and employment in the scientific and advertising sectors.
After a few years of freelance illustration, I returned for a while to land and heritage management, being involved in large scale award winning conservation and historic house schemes, but turning my attention to painting natural subjects. I went on to gain my first MSc in Natural Resource Management, and another MSc in Geographical Information Systems, subsequently being elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
Having been trained primarily in the discipline of watercolour for illustration, I painted for many years mainly using acrylic, and now I am exploring other media that still allow an analogue touch.