Born in 1947 in Barrow in Furness I spent some time in the shipyard. Later I studied painting at Christ’s College of Education Liverpool and, after moving to London, attended courses at St Martin’s School of Art in drawing and printmaking. In London I had studios with ACAVA and also worked in their 'Artspace' mental health programme. After leaving London in 2009 I have been living in Wales near Cardiff.
I have been painting for some 35 years supporting this activity with a variety of jobs and part time jobs. My work has always used the figure as a motif and for some time has concentrated on depicting a single figure.