Let me introduce you to people and places I’ve known since the 1950´s. After Army Service on Montgomery´s staff I had to choose between promotion to Sgt Major (if I signed on) or pursue my ambition to become an artist - an amalgam of artists I admired then: cartoonist, David Low; illustrator, Francis Marshall and watercolourist, Russell Flint. I was awarded a grant to study at the Sheffield College of Art for 5 years. From visits to art galleries; reading art books; studying the Old Masters as well as contemporary artists I resolved to pursue a career in fine art and following my Diploma year exhibition I was invited to exhibit with the Yorkshire Society of Artists in Leeds City Art Gallery.. Also hung that year were Henry Moore, Alan Davie, John Hoyland  and David Hockney.

    I moved to London and joined publishers Faber & Faber; in a London with gas lamps, open fires and foggy evenings, but alive with bookshops, art galleries and theatres. Took courses in book Illustration and typography at the Central School of art and illustrated a number of Faber books.

    I later spent 9 years in Sri Lanka as Art Director. Married Roshan Pestonjee and we had 3 children. In 1969 was kicked out by Mrs Bandaranaike along with all the other Brits and returned to London and re-entered advertising world to support my young family and continue painting. 10 years later, after an amicable divorce, I married my childhood sweetheart, Shirley Patricia (Trish) Varley. Emigrated to Spain in ‘83 and after 9 years as graphic designer began to paint full-time and had my first Retrospective in 2000. Had more one-man shows, two more Retrospectives and many joint exhibitions on the Costa del Sol. Am currently on show with Project DIN A4 touring Europe and South America (details in my Biography).