Books & Poetry

About the author –

Originally trained and worked as a physiotherapist but never stopped painting and writing. Self taught I have developed this side of my life for over thirty years. Writing, photography, a love of nature and interest in far-flung place began at an early age and so, a keenness to travel and meet with other cultures has taken me around the world.

‘My desire is to capture the very life and spirit of my subjects, whether portraits, iconic landscapes or travel experiences, and to share these with my readers and viewers’.


An Artist’s Life and Travels in 2 Volumes.   

‘Alvis! …Get to my art classes. I would prefer a good Catholic but you’ll do and we only use pastels as l have to hoover up the holy carpet. Monday afternoons, Clifton Cathedral’. PETER CLAY

An artist’s life from early days to exciting world travels and exhibitions. With laughter and tears, failures and successes along the way.  Both are available on Amazon.

Hoovering Up the Holy Carpet: An Artist’s Life and Travels: Volume 1: The Accidental Artist

For Lovers of art, travel and family sagas.  To inspire or just enjoy the journey

Hoovering Up The Holy Carpet. Volume 1.Front cover.


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Hoovering Up the Holy Carpet: An Artist’s Life and Travels: Volume 2: New Century Travels

Continuing the journey to wonderful places.


‘A cracking read!’ AW

‘Totally hooked’ SP

‘Reading it again!’ MA

‘Can’t put it down’ JC

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Dawn Rising and Other Poems. 

Award winning, original life poems, with accompanying illustrations, for all to enjoy.

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Worrall and Robin

Garden adventures for 4 to 9 year olds  but enjoyed by all ages. Humour, drama and a cautionary tale!

Worrall, Robin and the Garden Visitor. 

Introducing new characters to the drama of the garden world. A fully illustrated story,  for children – of all ages!

Worrall Robin and the Garden Visitor front cover

Worrall Robin and the Garden Visitor front cover

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