I trained in Fine Art (Printmaking) and have a Masters degree in Representation & Modernity. I might be described as a documentary artist, a painter, a journal writer or a educationalist who worked in education for 30 years.

I was fortunate in being able to take early retirement from headship in Autumn 2016. The freedom it’s brought has allowed me to concentrate on my own evolving arts practice and better explore other interests including: genealogy, deltiology, documentary, folklore & art, landscape, language, vernacular architecture, old maps, journal writing, list making, digital sunshine, photography, inlanding, social history, poetry, industrial heritage & psychogeography.

The Museum of Thin Objects website is an ongoing, online work of fiction. It is constantly evolving to meet the challenge of recording my involvement in a long term creative project called The Undersong.

I live in London, with Claire and our three children and, at times, more peripatetically on a very old Birmingham Canal Navigation day boat The Eileen in which we’re undertaking The Long Road an extended journey around the English waterways.

Please feel free to comment on whatever you see on the site. I’m always happy to receive constructive feedback.




  • We're just about ready to restart the Long Trip down the Water Road.
  • Recommendations of websites & books always welcome...
  • Current reading: 'Magpie Words' Richard Caddel, 'Woods etc.' Alice Oswald & '100 Prized Poems'
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