I was brought up in London in the 1950s. I studied at Camberwell and St. Martins colleges of Art in the early 1970s, specialising in fine art, then worked in London as a graphic designer, and freelance illustrator. The 1980s wereadventurous times, and I decided to travel to two countries which were closed to us all then — the Soviet Union and China. To do this, I studied Russian and Chinese and managed to win a British Council scholarship at the Moscow Language Institute (MSLU) from 1982-3. I moved to Moscow in 1986 and have also worked as a writer and teacher, interspersed with working visits to China.
This site presents a selection of my paintings, drawings and graphics created since 1970.
Member of the International Federation of Artists (Творческий Союз Художников России) from 26.12.1992