Born in East London, schooled at Selbourne College and left to run wild by an ancient, deaf, disinterested grandparent guardian with whom he lived.
Attained most of his education in a serendipitous haze whilst hunting, fishing and languishing amongst the beautiful game-filled forests, bush and rolling grass-smothered hills of the border area of the Eastern Cape.
Studied art at school with Tony Grogan as mentor. Strongly influenced by artists such as J.H. Pierneef, Anton Van vouw, Rodin, Bugatti, Klimt, Andere Derain, Ernst Kirschner etc.