When he was young he often painted water colours, but when he became
an architect there was a pause until the 1970s. He went to
Sherbourne school and studied
architecture at Cambridge University and at the Architectural
Association, and he worked in both Latin America and West Africa,
but mainly in London.
He took to painting again after les Châtaigniers in
the Morvan was purchased as a holiday home.
It was the inspiration of the trees and landscape there which enabled
him to develop his watercolour technique.
After his architectural retirement in 1993 he settled at les
Châtaigniers, and a few years later had developed a passionate
interest in the world of the megaliths, which also began to show in
his paintings and pen and ink drawings. For a while most of his
holidays with his wife were directed towards megalithic sites.