• 1930 born Selly Oak, Birmingham
  • 1946-49 Studied Camberwell School of Art
  • 1949-50 Slade School of Fine Art
  • 1951 Abby Minor Scholarship to Italy

Married the artist Philippa Hoyland in 1953 and has two children, both of whom are musicians and one or whom is also a much exhibited painter and who, in turn, is married to another painter.



  • 1956 Royal West of England Academy
  • 1958 Gallery de Seine
  • 1958 ‘Looking forward’ South London Art Gallery
  • 1960, ’61 Beaux Arts Gallery
  • 1966 Camden Arts Centre Survey
  • 1968 ‘From Life’ Camden Arts Centre
  • 1972 (Jan) Southwark Cathedral 90 Diptychs of the life of Christ
  • 1972 Chichester Cathedral, 90 Dyptychs of the Life of Christ
  • 1984 ‘The Forgotten Fifties’ Camden Arts Centre
  • 1985 University of Surrey
  • 1968 Diploma Gallery of Royal Academy of Art, Oxford Bible Exhibition (Illustrated Oxford Old Testament) Old Testament Drawings
  • 1975 ‘Drawings of people’ Serpentine Gallery, Arts Council. (Prize-winner) ‘Past and Present’ Contemporary artists drawings from the Masters (also wrote main essay in catalogue)
  • 1979 Convent of St Francesca Cabrini, Honor Oak. 14 pictures on the life of St Francesca Cabrini
  • 1988-87 Manchester Art Gallery and touring
  • 1990 Southwark Cathedral, London 90 religious diptyches, tempra on paper (now in the collection of Aimee and Monroe Price)
  • 1993 ‘Images of Christ’ Northampton Museum and Art Gallery and St Paul’s Cathedral
  • 2000 “Stations of the Cross” for St John the Baptist P.C., Needham Market Exhibition and Seminar, University of Cambridge, Faculy of Divinity, Ridley Hall
  • 2001(2) 91 Prints on the ‘Life of Christ’, Southwell Minster
  • 2002 Chappel Galleries, Essex Solo Show The Suffolk Landscapes
  • 2003 British Museum selection of 91 etchings “The Life of Christ”
  • 2003 North Light Gallery, Huddersfield 91 etchings “The Life of Christ”
  • 2007 St Stephens Church Gloucester Rd London
  • 2007 Chappel Galleries Essex “The Life of Christ” etchings


  • 1963-68 Radio talks, ‘Painting of the Month’
  • 1967 Series of talks with Brian Robb on Florence
  • 1987 Interview on ‘Kaleidoscope’ Pick of the Week


  • 1996 ‘The Art Game’ BBC ‘The Painters Response’ series of 5 programmes for 6th forms. BBC
  • 1960’s ‘Canvas’ BBC2
  • 1960’s Series of talks for ITV
  • 1992 ‘Rembrandt’ BBC2
  • 2000 Interview on ‘Stations of the Cross’ at St. John the Baptist, Needham Market, ITV and Anglia TV


  • 1954-59 Royal West of England Art School
  • 1960-66 Lecturer, Chelsea School of Art
  • 1966-89 Senior Lecturer at Camberwell School of Arts
  • 1989-92 Course Director of Fine Art, Camberwell School of Arts
  • 1992-2010 Cardinal Wiseman Catholic Comprehensive School (Part-time)
  • 2000- Princes’ Foundation, Shoreditch

Works in numerous public and private collections
During the past five years I have made many drawings and paintings, both in gouache and acrylic. Maybe I have been attempting to intergrate the demands of intellect and feeling.
At the back of my mind there has always been the hope that I could paint large pictures-like those I saw in Italy that tell stories and decorate churches – recently I have been producing them.
For a brief moment I saw seven of the large paintings in a beautiful church during St Stephen’s festival. Only for a moment, but a thousand years is also a ‘moment’. “And now under circumstances that seem unpropitious”….. we carry on.