Born in 1945.Bolton,Lancashire,England.
Studied at Bolton College of Art,Birmingham College of Art and Hornsey College of Art.
I have taught Art in three London secondary schools in a career spanning over 40 years
Art is the end product of visual sensations,
experiences and interaction with materials
that reveal an individual's interests and obsessions.
I paint about the world that surrounds me.The urban environment is a strong source of inspiration for me because of the contrasts of old and new architectural features that jostle for prominence in London where I live.
I take photographs as a support for my paintings made in the studio and also as a form of expression in their own right.
I follow the work of several artists who set a fine example of the tradition of urban and pleine aire painting. Ken Howard RA is a key role model and I very much enjoy the work of Peter Brown and David Atkins. Such artists tackle the visual world head-on and craft individual bodies of work which are exciting and challenging.