I was born and raised on a farm in Zimbabwe. On finishing school, I joined the Police Force for 9 years, then went farming. I later went into tourism and commercial fishing on Lake Kariba, spending 9 years there. Having spent my life in Africa, I then moved with my family to the UK in 2000.
Painting is a gift I've always had, and never done much with it, so with some improvement over the years and encouragement from friends I now paint professionallly. An old friend, Dave Lemon (an author, ex Zimbabwean and a total elephant lover) and I have started a charity to help the elephants in Lake Kariba, for every painting I sell, a percentage is sent to a team working in the Lake Kariba area .
After spending 9 years on Lake Kariba, I fell more in love with the wildlife and environment, it does take your breath away at times. I have a passion for the elephants, the gentle giants of Africa and the wild african bush. There is such character portrayed in the sunrise and sunset skies, in the wild african bush, it just reminds me of being back there.