I am half-Indian, half-English, and perhaps as a result am inspired by images of a mystical, magical and unreal India populated by blue or yellow elephants, jewelled peacocks and women in embroidered red-and-gold saris. I grew up in rural Lincolnshire, studied French and Spanish at the University of Oxford in the late 1970s, then drifted into computer programming and now have a job as a software developer for the Bodleian Library, Oxford, while painting as a hobby.
In May 2011 I appeared on BBC TV on a talent show for artists called Show Me the Monet: I entered with my picture Bird People: the Chaffinch Family and got into the last 96 out of 1,200 entries. I also participated in a local arts festival, Oxfordshire Artweeks 2011,...
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