Born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. PhD Graduate Sydney Uni. Lectured in the Humanities and Arts in South Africa, Botswana, Australia and China for over twenty years. Attended plein air painting courses in South Africa, figure and portrait painting in Australia and caligraphy in China . Trekking in Nepal and Tibet, as well as bushwalking in Australia inspire my contemporary landscapes painted plein-air in the Blue Mountains. Handbuilding ceramic pots, figures and painting greenware are the most recent genres I enjoy.