I'd always been drawing - and loved drawing comics. After a year at Croydon Art College and three at Wimbledon School of Art
I freelanced for a few years before taking an alternative - and unexpected career path - as a restaurateur! First running a huge Hard Rock style diner serving the best cocktails, steaks and homemade burgers in town, to a petite parisienne bistro - both with very little time to draw. Although I did manage to attend a Saturday morning life drawing class fairly regularly for a few years - what a godsend.
Over twenty years on we sold up, moved to Norfolk, and converting an old brick cart shed
into a studio - I finally went back to the drawing board.