Born on the Scottish Border, I was brought up in West Africa before spending my teenage years as a school boy, art student and building labourer in Bristol England.
In East Africa in my twenties, I was a prospector, surveyor, accountant, hotelier, mechanic, cotton ginner and tobacco processor.
I married Dineen and settled back in England. Work as a shop owner, unemployed labourer, salesman and garage mechanic followed, before twenty three years with the Ministry of Defence.
I am now a full time artist, writer and couch potato.
I suppose most Poetika people come from Salisbury, so you might like some of my Salisbury Poems.
Some of my work: