Born in Sri Lanka in 1946, brought up in Zimbabwe. Obtained a diploma in art and a degree in Fine Art studies at the University of Witswaterstrand 1964-68.
Returned to Zimbabwe to teach for two years; lived rough in the bush studying wildlife under the guidance of an elderly native. Then travelled to Greece and Switzerland before reaching Scotland in 1974.
Became a full-time painter in 1975. His first one-man exhibition in 1980 was opened by HRH Prince Philip and was a sell-out; his second exhibition in London 1986 was sold out on the opening day. Commissions worldwide include the birds of New South Wales and the birds of Canada. Displays of his early work may be seen at the National Trust properties at Killicrankie and St Abb’s Head.