Self Portrait At 17 500

Born in India in 1935 of Portuguese/British parents. The Portuguese side were indigo planters and the British, army.

My education really began at home, greatly influenced by my parents. My Mother, a conservationist before the word was widely used and my Father an artist, musician and writer. The sound of him playing anything from the blues to Beethoven in Stride piano is an abiding memory. My natural inclination was for drawing and there was my Dad’s studio full of everything I needed, including numerous books, magazines and comics to enjoy. I found an interest in history, which continues to today- a curiosity about what humans have been doing over the centuries.

When we came to this country, I got into a technical school where art could be your main subject at 13, which was exactly what I wanted. Then at 16  went to Walthamstow School of Art to do a foundation course for a year and The London School of Printing where I did graphics and painting for 3 years and finished with a National Diploma in Design in 1955.

After National Service in the army, I went into the mayhem of advertising in the 60s working in England and Germany. The work was creative, stimulating and ever changing. It gave me valuable insights into design, typography, photography and all forms of printmaking. Throughout this time I painted and sketched and began to show my work at the Nancy Smillie Gallery in Glasgow in 1993 and then the Medici in London until I concentrated full-time on Painting and Printmaking.

Read my Profile in an article written by Mike Sims and published in Printmaking Today. Printmaking Today, Spring 2018

Member of the Royal Watercolour Society

Member of the Royal Society of Painter/Printmakers (RE)

Hon Member of Ochre Print Studio


A Selection


Bankside Gallery London RWS and RE shows

Axel Art, Bath

Adam’s Gallery Reigate

Forartssake, Ealing

LOPF, London


Royal Academy Summer Shows, London.

RWS and RE shows, Bankside Gallery, London

Ulsan Biennale, South Korea

Forartssake, Ealing.

Axel Art, Bath

Sino-UK Art Exchange, Bankside Gallery

Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Australia

Globe Theatre, London

The London Print Fair, RA

Trélazé, France

Group of Ten, Bankside Gallery, London

The Harris Museum, Preston

10 years of the Regional Print Centre, Wrexham

Bite, Mall Galleries, London

Coombe Gallery, Devon

Turner & Thom, Eton


RE shows, Bankside Gallery, London

Impress ’09, Printmaking Festival, Stroud

Wrexham Print Internationals, Wrexham

Glasgow Print Gallery, Glasgow

Pump Gallery Dorking

Small Print/Big Impression, Leicester

International Triennial Print Exhibition, Prague

On-Line Gallery, Southampton

Medici Gallery London

Workplace Art, London

Gallery One, Barnes

Beatrice Royal, Southampton

Workplace Art, London

Mark Jason Fine Art. London

Gallery on the Green, London

Klim, New York Expo and Toronto

Beatrice Royal, Southampton

Gallery on the Green, London

Parkview Fine Paintings, Bristol


Royal Academy Summer Shows, London

Medici Gallery, London

Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow

Beatrice Royal, Southampton

Fairfax Gallery, Tunbridge Wells

Lucy Simmonds, Hong Kong and LA Expo

Parkview Fine Paintings, Bristol

On-line Gallery, Southampton

The Original Print Gallery, Dublin

Lucy Simmonds, Hong Kong and LA Expo

Images 21 Tour of the UK

John Davies Fine Paintings, Stow-on-the-Wold

Kertesz Gallery, San Francisco

Wyckham Gallery, Stockbridge

Nancy Smillie, Glasgow


The Trevor Frankland Award, RWS Show, Bankside Gallery 2020

RWS Exhibitions Prize, RWS Open Competition 2017

Sentinel Gallery Exhibitions Prize, RWS Open Competition 2017

RWS Patron’s Prize, RWS Open Competition. 2015

Centre for Fine Art Print Research UWE, RE Annual. 2008

The Hector Purchase Prize, RE Annual. 2008

The John Purcell Prize, Wrexham Print Bienalle, 2007



Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Royal Watercolour Society

Bank of England, London

Guildford Borough Council

Jiangsu Art Museum, China


Selected Commissions

Felix Rosenstiel’s

London Contemporary Art

Greek Island Holidays

Stephen Bull Restaurant

Marks and Spencer

Whittards of Chelsea



Private commissions




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