I am described as a 'contemporary figurative realist painter' - quite a mouthful, but I guess it means that I am alive and paint people as they are. People, individually and humanity in general, continually perplex me. I try by painting them to try and unravel some of the complex tangle of our lives. It sounds daft and pretentious I know, but it's harmless and it is what I do. I am not going to 'explain' the imagery. Any explanation by me, or anyone else, will deny you the opportunity to use your own imagination. Your response should arise out of your individual experience.
1950 Born in Leicester, England.
1968-72 Studied Fine Art (painting) 1968-72 Loughborough College of Art
1973 Began part-time lecturing at Burleigh community College, Loughborough
1974 Moved to Leamington Spa, part-time lecturer at Warwickshire College
1974/6 'Artist at sea' with the Seafarers Education Service
1976 Resumed part-time lecturing at Warwickshire College
1979 Married college sweetheart Jane Birks (contemporary jeweller)
Subsequently had three children:-
John (born1980) - now an artist
Mirren (born 1982) - now a primary school teacher
William (born 1985) - now a principal dancer with Stuttgart Ballet, Germany
2010 Presently, living and working in Leamington Spa.
2010 Open Studio, Warwickshire Artsweek
2009 Bo_Lee Gallery, Bath and East West Gallery, London
2008 Open Studio, Warwickshire Artsweek
2007 Artifex Gallery, Sutton Coldfield
2006 Nomi Gallery, Leamington Spa and Open Studio, Warwickshire Artsweek
2005 East West Gallery, London
2004 Open Studio, Warwickshire Artsweek
2002 Artifex Gallery, Sutton Coldfield
2001 East West Gallery, London