Born a “Moonraker” not far from “Stonehenge” in Wiltshire, England, 6/6/51, the son of an R.A.F. family. His parents descended from Hampshire smugglers and Sussex horse dealers on his father’s side and Sussex aristocracy on his mothers.
As a child he travelled widely, including Singapore and the Far East. After boarding school, Colleges of Further Education and Technical College he was accepted for Hons. Degree at Camberwell College of Art, London. From there to Brighton University for his Post Graduate Teaching Qualification and then working in both the state and private sectors until 1994.
During this time he had also become qualified as an Advanced Clay Shooting Instructor, Archery Leader, Ski Leader, Canoeist, and Sailor. His skills now encompassed teaching all of the fine arts, drawing, painting in many mediums, ceramics and sculpture, woodcarving, mixed crafts, taxidermy and more.
His personal interests also include a wide taste in music, he makes and plays certain folk instruments, cooking, swimming and angling, natural history, photography and travelling.