Born and brought up amid the more muted tones of London, I now live in Vence in the south of France, enjoying its famously vivid light. I am a watercolourist. My finished paintings are the product of a process of experimenting, which can include starting a painting again if it has not worked (watercolour cannot be painted over!). In watercolour I am mostly self-taught, but my drawing technique is grounded in the outstanding tuition I received at school over seven years. I won a scholarship to study art at Charterhouse school where I learnt to draw architecture and the human figure, both of which feature in my work today.