I had been a practicing pathologist until 2012 when I retired. The requirement in pathology to recognize patterns and colours has proved to be a big assistance in my painting. I have been painting in oils for a number of years; first commencing painting in the 1970’s in Dandenong, under the late John Balmain who was my teacher and a pupil in Max Meldrum’s tonal school. I have had one exhibition in the 1970’s as well as exhibiting for the last three years with the Elgin Artists group. I have recently taken a greater interest in sketching with pencil, charcoal, with Taylors chalk, and recently with rapid watercolour impressions. I always take a sketch book and watercolour pad with me when travelling. In recent years I have visited my family in Connecticut USA and captured many happy moments with them. Spending summer at Blairgowrie on the Mornington Peninsula provides a challenge to my watercolour painting.