I grew up in Sheffield in a poor working-class family. In a fundamental sense, all of my work is related back to this.
I went to Hull Art College in the late 1970’s studying sculpture and then took a different direction. I studied Politics and Sociology and went on to teach and research in universities across the country, returning to creative activity relatively recently.
I believe that painting is a visual language that best speaks for itself. I love the activities of drawing and painting and see them as self-expression within social, political and spiritual contexts.
I am currently on the second year of an excellent Turps Banana correspondence course in painting.
I am on the verge of retirement from paid employment and will spend the rest of my life painting. I have a studio on Parson Cross council estate where I was a community artist from 2011-2013.