Born in the West Country to a horticulturalist Cornish father
and an art loving Russian mother
Grew up in East Africa and later The Isles of Scilly and Somerset
Studied textile design at The Central School of Art in London
Worked designing textiles and wallpapers, mainly for the American market with Chelsea Textile Designs
Then produced illustrations and designs for kitchenware with Wilscombe Melamine in Somerset
In 1988 series of paintings of rare Magnolias submited to the RHS won a Silver Gilt medal and led to a first solo show of paintings.
Since then I have exhibited every year in my house in Watchet, sometimes as part of the Somerset Arts Weeks and also in galleries here and there in the UK , most notably the Medici Gallery in London and with Wolsely Fine Art in their Cork Street still-life exhibitions
I have had pictures selected for the RWA and The Discerning Eye.