b. 1930 approx. 30 miles
north of Manchester, GB.
completed in preparation for a career in
Service, (RAMC) 18 months of which spent in Hong
Kong. A change of
1951-52 Period of
reflection, whilst working in the family textile
1952-54 Bath Academy of
Art, Corsham, Wiltshire, following a general course in the
visual arts, with English, music and drama, leading to the
status of qualified teacher.
1954-55 Awarded a third
year at B.A.A. for a supplementary course, specialising in
painting, with further studies in sculpture and
1955-67 Head of Art in
various secondary schools in Wiltshire and Devon. Married, in 1956, to
Brenda Nash, also an ex-B.A.A. student. Continued
member of the then Torbay Art Group and organising Arts
Council exhibitions in the area. Exhibited in Exeter,
London and Torbay.
1967-68 University of
One-year course in the disciplines of education. (Educational
Psychology, Social-Psychology of Education, Philosophy of
Education and Statistics of Education. Awarded the Diploma in
Advanced Studies in
1968-70 Head of Art in
two secondary schools with the Stockport
1971-79 Head of Art and
Design, lecturing in establishments of Further Education with
the Avon Authority.
Member of an academic
In December, came to
live in France with my wife and 22 y/o son.
We created a
business in the property services field on the Côte d Azur,
catering for multiple
and expanding needs of secondary-home owners of many different
Sold the business and
premises, taking early French retirement. Brenda and I bought a
country property deep in the Armagnac region of the Gers, in
The tranquillity of
the environment triggered my return to painting, and my wifes
work in collage/découpage.
On the 11th April, Brenda died suddenly of a
Our son, Nick,
re-joined me after having spent nearly two years based in the
started to paint and to write his first book.
Apart from being a
necessity, cooking, for me, became a continuing
1997- present. Sold the property in
the Gers and moved to the Haut Languedoc region of the
Herault, at the eastern end of the Montagne
In 2000 we converted
part of our present home into a small Atelier d Art or
gallery, opened in 2001.
I continue to paint
and Nick concentrates on his writing and numerous other