Born a passionate maker with a talent for drawing. Surrounded by a family of Engineers, Master Carpenters and dressmakers, skills which have been passed on with relish. His teenage years were spent building replicas of props he had seen on film and TV which included a particular fondness for old age makeup and the prosthetics from the TV series ‘Planet of Apes’ This resulted in regular apprentices in the local paper and first appearances in film making magazines.
With no formal training, He went straight from school to work for a short period as a trainee sign writer using traditional techniques, still paint brush and paint back then. On to three years with John Lewis visual merchandising for Central London and Windsor. Followed by 6 joyful years working in some of the counties best Theatres including Theatre Royal Windsor and The National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, and The Royal Opera House among others. His first venture into film was with ‘Company Of Wolves’ for Neil Jordan under production designer Anton Furst, whilst also working with DBP models at Shepperton on architectural models for film, TV and adverts and Large exhibition pieces.