(told through images from sketchbooks, photographs & paintings in more or less chronological order)
My early drawings of horses.
Austria, from a 1960's sketchbook.
Two possible early influences.
Me with Tinky and her kittens.
Sammy, my first cat.
My Grandmother's painting.
My Grandfather’s palette.
Uncle Jim's painting of Aunty Marjorie.
Aunty Marjorie's painting of a cottage.
Catalogue of my brother Jonathan's paintings of Venice and Cuba.
6th form sketchbook.
Pauline Barker, brilliant 6th form art teacher at Dorking Grammar School.
Carol in the art room.
Art school days: Central, St. Martins, Falmouth and the Royal Academy
Cat in the garden, Falmouth. Oil on board.
L-R: Lily sleeping in basement flat in Holland Road.
Back garden, Holland Road.
The kitchen, Cavendish Mansions.
Three years at the Royal Academy Schools.
Chemistry of colour.
Life drawing sessions.
First inclusion in the RA Summer show.
Basement flat in Holland Road with Archie.
Marriage and sons.
Drawing from our local park in South Norwood, with small boys running amok
Perry in goal.
A plan for a painting of exhausted local mothers.
The painting room.
Production line, bread and butter paintings.
The boys joining in.
James and Edwyn's paintings.
Selling paintings at cat shows.
Sketch books at cat shows.
Weekend camping at craft fairs.
Galleries and exhibitions.
More cat paintings.
Patterns and textures.
Greeting card publishing.
Miniature painting set up.
Heritage and tourism paintings.
Paintings of cats for heritage sites.