After a career in insurance and early retirement, I now spend a little more time painting, amongst a number of other distractions. I had some training in Life Classes at Heatherley's, and a few week long courses there and elsewhere. In 2006 I had a painting accepted for the Lynn Painters Prize. Member of the Painter-Stainers Company and the Chelsea Arts Club, and a trustee of the Thomas Heatherley School of Fine Art. The portrait in this profile is by Daphne Todd, painted in 2010.