The visual, and the cultural information feeding into it, are my great passions. This has brought about a varied career. It began with training at Colchester and Hornsey art schools and several one-person exhibitions.
It continued to include working for the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, in public relations, as a Regional Director of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and as a university senior lecturer in travel and tourism marketing. My books and articles have been on historic architecture and gardens, lifestyle and interiors, culture, and travel and tourism.
Now I have returned to art.
My aim is to produce artworks that in outcome are simply formulations of colour and shape, and so which are essentially abstract compositions. Most of my work is stimulated by what I encounter and see around me. But some is ‘of itself’.
I am modernist in outlook. I see art and design as part of life, not set apart from it.