I found I had very little time for my own work after I was appointed Head of Art at Tudor Hall School. I retired in 2003 and began working in my etching studio and exhibiting with the Leamington Studio Artists.
My work is based on three themes - the female nude, ancient textiles and my travels abroad.
All my figurative work is based on drawings done from the female nude. Eastern textiles inspire my colour etchings. I always take my sketch book and a camera with me on my travels hoping when I return home I will be able to combine the two to make a good design for a print.
Born in Stockton on Tees in 1944
Attended Bradford School of Art 1961-1963
Took a degree in Fine Art at the Slade School of Art 1963-1967
1967-1975 Lecturer at the Laird School of Art
1975-1978 Part time lecturer at the Laird School of Art and Northwich School of Art
1980-1985 Part time lecturer at Rotherham School of Art
1987-2003 Head of Art at Tudor Hall School, Banbury
I exhibit widely Locally, Nationally and Internationally. I regularly exhibit with AMA at Bath Place, Leamington Spa and have been accepted for the last four years for The Rugby Open, Rugby Art Gallery & Museum. Internationally I exhibit at La Grande Gallerie, Civray in France and other Galleries in Northern France.
2011 La Grande Galerie, France with Warwickshire Artists.
2011 George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton.
2011 Pastelaria Portuguesa, Warwick.
2010 Warwickshire Artsweek, Pedlars Gallery, Warwick.
2010 Machado Gallery, Barford.
2010 La Grande Galerie, Civray, France.
2009 La Grande Galerie, Civray, France.
2008 The Lewis Gallery, Rugby
2007 Rugby Open '07, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum
2007 Charity Arts Fair, St. Mary's Church, Leamington Spa
2007 Leamington Studio Artists Open Exhibition
2006 Gallery 12, Queen Elizabeth College, Leicester
2006 Stratford Art Gallery
2006 Open Studios as part of Warwickshire Arts Week
2004 Group Show at St.Mary's Church, Leamington Spa
2004 Leamington Studio Artists Open Exhibition
2003 Leamington Studio Artists Open Exhibition
1974 Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead
1973 Preston Art Gallery
1972 Blue Coat Gallery
1966 Young Contemporaries