Geoffrey was born in Bradford West Yorkshire in 1948. He began drawing at very early age, mainly in his father?s best textbooks. He attended the Bradford Regional College of Art, between 1964 and 1969, where he studied both lithography and landscape painting in oils. After leaving college, for a working life in printing, he taught himself the disciplined technique of watercolour painting.
In 2003, Geoffrey was elected a full member of the British Watercolour Society and in 2004 became a Fellow of the International Guild of Artists.