Following my initial training in fine art and stained glass design at Chelsea and Swansea Schools of art, I worked in higher education for many years, before returning to working full time as an artist in 1990. I now live and work in Birmingham and near Ronda in southern Spain.
My earlier work was of an extemporary nature and in some ways reminiscent of aspects of 'art informel' or of the work of some COBRA artists, the generation of artists that influenced me most when I was a student in the late 50s and early 60s. However during the latter part of 2002 my work underwent a radical change representing, perhaps, a psychological need to impose order over chaos and restore a sense of calm and balance. It became minimal in its format, employing very simple geometric structures and a cooler, narrower range of colours to explore much more subtle colour relationships than my previous work had allowed. It's another process of discovery, which alters as the basic geometric form changes - starting first with an investigation of colour juxtoposition in a series of stripe paintings and moving on to explore the effect of apparent colour overlays in the various series of crossed and floating rectangles.