Born, Saltburn North Yorkshire 1955
I am a painter printmaker who is a teacher first and foremost. My artwork is based on the coastline from the river Tees to the river Esk and the hinterland of the North Yorkshire Moors. I still enjoy the pursuits of my boyhood which include drawing, painting, walking, fishing and football. I would like to think that my own personal interest and enjoyment form the basis of my ideas to produce work. I am lucky enough to have a large Columbian printing press at home and an obsolete pig shed which serves as my studio. I have a river and a waterfall in the garden of my house which is set in the middle of the moors. I realise that I am very fortunate and I have no desire to look elsewhere for inspiration. I do not court contemporary approval but I very much enjoy the fact that some people like what I do.
Sir William Turners Grammar School
Newcastle upon Tyne University BA Fine Art 1974-1978
Goldsmiths ATC 1979 – 1980
Goldsmith’s College MA Fine Art 1982 – 1984
Teaching posts include.
Barnard Castle School Head of Art.
Rugby School Head of Art
Eton College Drawing Master (Present teaching post)
Newcastle and Goldsmiths various student shows
Woodlands Art gallery Greenwich London
Young Contemporaries the Mall galleries London.
The Royal Academy Summer Show 1983/2012/2014
Durham Cathedral anniversary Show (Prize Winner)
The Gallery Sheppard’s Market Mayfair London
Ohio State University
The North York Moors Danby Gallery 2009/2010/2015
Stuttgart Rugby art Exchange.2000
Touring print show in Finland and Sweden. 2015 (Based on the idea of a National Park/NYM.)
Eton Drawing Schools Gallery 1983 and 2001 /2014
Zillah Bell Contemporary Fine Art 2005 and 2007
Staithes Gallery 2007/ 2008/ 2010/2013/2014 Staithes Gallery Website