born 1954, Leics. Artist/tutor - working with students with disabilities and freelancing for Tate St Ives.. Sails the lugger 'Happy Return' and surfs.I make work that is either figurative or semi abstract landscape; both arising from the process of drawing, then trying to keep the energy alive in the painting. The nudes......strong women, both daughters and mothers like me. Places.......de Beauvoir wrote it for me....'I lost myself in the infinite and at the same time remained myself. I felt on my eyelids the heat of the sun that shines for everyone but that here and now was lavishing its caresses on me alone.'