I was born and educated in Scotland, studying animal behaviour, mainly primates.
I lived for 13 years in New Zealand, where I worked as a scientific liaison officer and, in my spare time, I was a writer for children's educational magazines. My stories were published in Cricket magazine (USA), School magazines (Australia) and School Journals (NZ).
In 1990, I returned to the UK and studied the anthropology of art. I started a pet painting business in 2000 and then from 2012, I concentrated on developing my fine art portfolio.
My paintings have been exhibited in one-person shows in Scotland at Gallery 3, in New Zealand at Manurewa City library, and in group exhibitions in Scotland and England.