I was born in Coventry, England during the Second World
War. When I was ten we moved to a remote village in rural Northamptonshire.
In l965 I emigrated to New York, studied Photography and Painting at Cooper Union Art School. In 1981 I finished my M.A. in Media Studies at the New School. In the same year I was hired for a full-time teaching position in the Department of Fine Arts at New York Institute of Technology.
I began experimenting with various hands-on techniques on darkroom prints: painted-on developer, hand coloring, painted on emulsion, mark making. Digital mixed media was a natural progression for me. I can work with digital imaging technology and interact with the photographic image with gestural brush strokes, to give more of a feeling of immediacy.