I was born in East Africa in 1957, and spent an idyllic childhood
in Nairobi and Mombasa. Eleven years later my family moved to the
Middle East and I was sent to boarding school in Surrey, England.
On leaving school I attended St. Martin's School of Art in London,
fully intending to pursue a career in art. However I returned to
Bahrain instead and it was not until almost twenty years later when
my four children were growing up that I was able to start my career
as a professional artist.
first exhibition in Bahrain in 1992 was a great success and all
subsequent shows in Bahrain and Dubai proved to be equally rewarding.
The consensus of opinion among those who appreciate my work is that
my images generate a satisfying sense of serenity, of contentment
in seclusion, of reflection in stillness. Often viewers will remark
that they feel a strong desire to be in the places I paint, to experience
the painted scene three-dimentionally. This response from viewers
has always been greatly rewarding on a deeply personal level for
it gives me a sense of shared vision.