I retired from my career as a Medical Secretary in 2001 and now practise as a full time artist.
2002-2003 OCNW, Art & Design Stage B, East Lancs College of Further
2003-2006 B.A. (Hons.) Fine Art, Blackburn Campus, Lancaster University
2006-onwards Working from a studio in Blackburn.
Taking part in exhibitions and accepting commissions.
Sep. 2011 Summer School at St. Martin's College London.
EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS
2006 June Graduates' Exhibition, East Lancs College of Further Education,
2006 Sep Blackburn Artists' Autumn Exhibition
2006 Nov Joint Exhibition at Ascot Studios, Ribchester, Nr. Preston
2007 May Joint Exhibition at Blackburn Visitors' Centre
2007 May Blackburn Artists' Spring Exhibition
2008 May Open Exhibition St. Mary's R.C. Church, Bamber Bridge,
2008 Aug Ecco Arts Exhibition, South Transept, Blackburn Cathedral
Leading to permanent exhibition space in the crypt of the
2008 Nov Commission to create a 5'x3' painting for St. Joseph's Church,
Darwen. This painting is entitled "Reproaches".
2009 Jan Talk given to the Rotary Club on the subject of setting up an
2009 July Solo exhibition at Whalley Library, near Clitheroe
2009 Nov Blackburn Christmas Market
2010 Sep-Oct Open Exhibition at The Haworth Art Gallery, Accrington
2010-Dec "Making It/Faking It" Exhibition, Orleans House Gallery,
Twickenham, South London.
2011 March Joint Exhibition at the LET Project in Blackburn
2011 Apr-May "ArtBurn" Exhibition, Blackburn town centre, promoting local
2011 Sep Ribble Valley Open Exhibition in the Stewards' Gallery at
2011 Sep-Dec "Utopia/Dystopia" Exhibition, Riverside Gallery,
Richmond-on-Thames, South London.
2012 Aug-Sept Ribble Valley Open exhibition entitled "Taste", in the
Stewards' Gallery, Clitheroe.
2012 Sep-Oct Lancashire Artists' Network (lanarts.org) Open Exhibition,
at the Oxheys Mill Studio, Preston.
2012-13 Dec-Feb Took part in the Winter Exhibition, Oxhey Mills Studio, Preston
2013-Sept 2014 Working on collection about the Great War and WWll. To be exhibited from 13th September to 27th September,2014 at BLACKBURN IS OPEN pop-up gallery.
The exhibition is called "Lest We Forget".
Sept 2014 "Lest We Forget" Exhibition. Donation made to "Help For Heroes ". 10% of sales. My first solo exhibition.
Oct 2015 Two of my paintings selected for the Haworth Art Gallery Open Exhibition.
Exhibition went well and I have been offered a solo exhibition on the Bell Corridor at Haworth Art Gallery.
Now working on a series of paintings about the regeneration of Blackburn Town Centre.