Time-served (apprenticeship) and qualified mechanical engineer
(1988) BA (hons) Philosophy, University of York.
(Then) Uni of London – Imperial College (Only briefly! – Oh how I hate computers!)
Taken on initially as a visualizer, then as an in-house writer with London publisher.
MA Fine Art
Exhibited at Mall Galleries; solo Millennium Gallery, Nantwich, Lyceum Theatre, Crewe; solo Burslem School of Art; 3 Counties Keele; Private collaborative exhibition, Cheshire house; 2017 ‘Talking Pictures’, solo exhibition at Millennium Gallery, Nantwich;
Tutor for classes in Life Drawing, Watercolour; now General Drawing, Figures & Faces (course)
Design (with Weaver Designs) for video and websites, including collaborative music projects with baseline people
Published 7 books in The Truth about Watercolour series
Published 2 books in The Truth about Drawing series
Published 3 books of fiction (poetry) Oscar the Pike & other (Potteries) Poems
(2018) The Bottle kiln – Stories & Poems co-authored with Eva Bennett
Reading events at various local venues (book shops, museums, libraries and open mics).
(2020) Across the Divide – Stories & Poems fully-illustrated
Since early 2018 more live events including solo music, poetry and projected images.
Various ‘pop-up’ Art sales since late 2018.
[2020-2021 The Pandemic All classes and public events suspended.]