“He handles oil paint with the deft flickering touch of a pastel list, never heavy handed, at times ore French than English, as though a pupil of Roussel.   Indeed he epitomises the aims of the New English Art Club when it was founded a century ago – the emergence of a fresh and personal vision from the perfect blend of English and French traditions”

Brian Sewell, Art Critic, London Evening Standard.

Born in Bradford in 1958

Formal Education:

1972 – 77 St Bede’s Grammar School, Bradford

1977 – 78 Batley Art College

1978 – 81 Liverpool Art School (B.A. Hon’s Fine Art)

1982 – 85 Royal Academy Schools (Diploma in Post Graduate Studies)


1986 and 1987  Solomon Gallery, London

1990 and 1991  Sheila Harrison Gallery, London

1992    Betty Fisher Centre, Wadebridge

1994    Boscastle Gallery, Boscastle

1995 and 1997  Exhibition of Venice Paintings

1996    Merrifield Studios. London.



The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition on several occasions.

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters.

The Royal Society of British Artists

The New English Art Club

Art in Action

No. 6 Gallery, Newbury.

Woodhay Picture Gallery

Churzee Gallery.

Albany Gallery, Cardiff

Minton Fine Art (Canada)

Merrifield Studios, London.


1981, 1983, and 1984 David Murray Landscape Painting Scholarship.

1983 and 1984 Royal Academy Landseer Prize for painting – both scholarships were used for painting trips to the Languedoc.

1984 Selected by Brian Sewell to feature in “YOU” Magazine as one of seven promising young British Painters.

I have been living and painting professionally in Cornwall since 1986


Has featured in the television production “A Seaside Parish” since March 2004