Born in 1955 I worked in East Africa as a VSO volunteer in the mid 1980s. It was there that I began wood sculpture, in the high' mountain' forests of the Rift Valley, Tanzania. Returning to England I began showing and being commissioned, particularly in Cambridge, by individuals and colleges. An MA in Fine Art followed in the 1990s, after which I was elected as a Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. Working with native timbers, such as Oak and Cedar, as well as more exotic tropical hardwoods such as Wenge, Utile and Ebony. My large garden studio in Great Wilbraham is always open for visitors, although in recent years I have been showing in the Cambridge Open Studio scheme at the beautiful Kaetsu Centre in Huntingdon Road. I also teach at the Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts.