“I have spent 35 years studying, teaching, researching and publishing on the coordination chemistry of metals at UCL in London, as well as lecturing and spending time working in Sweden, Portugal, Italy, California, Venezuela, India, and many other places. I took early retirement from a professorship in 2006 and moved to Ashbourne in Derbyshire. There I set up an art studio and have worked since on the human figure, portrait, landscape, and abstract art forms. I have been awarded a few prizes: The Derbyshire Open Watercolour Prize (three times), the Ken Howard award, the Ashbourne Festival Art Prize and the Derby Sketching Club Trophy. I use mainly watercolour, but also acrylic and oil painting and printing (lino-cutting, photo-etching and dry-point), always trying to push my work in to new directions.  However, much of it never sees the light of day.”