I was born in 1948. I studied Graphic Design at the West of England College of Art, (Bristol), and qualified as a teacher from the Institute of Education. I worked as a graphic designer in Cyprus for two years, and then taught art in London secondary schools for 31 years, retiring in 2005. I have been a member of the National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers since just before then, and became its President about eight years ago. I resigned that position last week, but am still a member. I have lived in Deal since Jan. 27th 2017.