I blossomed at my Degree Course at Exeter, it was reputed to have a propensity for literature and art. The Head of Painting was Alexander Macneish, known as Mac, who was always pleasant, jovial and enterprising. The studios were in Gandy Street and on St Davids Hill, where I had a 3rd floor studio. Accessed by an outside iron staircase, embedded with Braille, as it had once been rooms for a School for the Blind.
Mac had many contacts in the Fine Art world, so tutors were Aubrey Williams from Guyanna, William Crozier and John Bellany, who gave me the good advice that, if you were not working full out in your twenties and thirties, imagine how limited and pathetic your production would be in your later life. Advice I sincerely took to heart. Devonshire was beautiful with wonderful places to live and gorgeous train journeys to take every day, notably Exeter to Dawlish.