Born 1928 in England, the son of sculptor, Siegfried Richard Watkins
1940 - 1947 Ampleforth College, Yorkshire.
1949 - 1951 Hertford College, Oxford University.
1951 Honours Degree in Modern History.
1949 - 1951 Attended art course for undergraduates, Ruskin School of Art, Oxford.
1956 - 1957 Studied drawing & painting with American artist, Chester Williams.
1957 - 1960 Worked in the London studio of Francis MarshallMalagola, painter.
Work & Teaching experience:
1951 Joined Young & Rubicam as management trainee.
1952-1956 Worked with the J Arthur Rank Organisation on advertising & documentary films.
1960 Left London to live in Portugal & Spain to paint full time.
1962 Returned to London & supplemented income from sale of paintings by part time art teaching.
1971-1983 Taught painting & ceramics at Salesian College.
1983 Gave up teaching to paint full time.
1985 Left England to live and paint in Italy.
1988 Returned to London to further artistic career.
Awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant.
Member of l'association internationale des arts plastiques, Unesco, since 1970.