a game of Mancala in Tinouchert, Mauritania. this ancient game is
all over Africa, the lady's pieces were grass, Mike's pieces (he is on
right) were camel dung!
has had a passionate interest in North Africa and the Sahara ever since visiting
Marrakesh as an impressionable seventeen year old in the company of a school
friend. He has visited Algeria, Mauritania and Morocco a number of times and
has now introduced his children to the magic of the Sahara, and the unforgettable
experience of sleeping under a desert sky.
His series of watercolours, taken from a wide range of sources, attempts to
capture some of the magic and mystery of the nomad. He has travelled as an
expedition artist to Nepal and China and has an ambition to accompany the
salt caravan from Timbuktou to Taoudenni, gathering further material for his
was accompanied by his wife, Chris, on the China trip and they have recently
returned from Patagonia. They live in Tonbridge, Kent. Mike is a director of
an architectural practice.