I attended an art school for one year at the end of my school days, but I did not take up art for a living I became a camera salesman for a few years before and after three years in the R.A.F. I then took up driving jobs in London Transport, B.O.A.C. London Country and M.O.D.
I retired in 1997 when I saw an article in the local paper on John Green who had started art classes at Littleton Lane Chertsey and for the last twelve years my sister Marie Cooke and I have attended John Green's classes. John is an excellent teacher and I’ve managed to get several commissions over the last few years.