December2017 Level 3 Award in Education and Training
March 2017 PhD application. Aberystwyth School of Art.
January 2017 Printmaker in Focus. Oriel Wrexham, Wrexham .
October 2016 Print Facilitator at The Regional Print Centre, Wrexham.
July 2016 founder of new collective CANtemporary
January 2016. PhD Candidate, Lancaster University, United Kingdom.
PhD Candidate Aberystwyth School of Art.
(failed to be awarded funding for both applications)
ARIAD mentoring scheme, University of Chester, United Kingdom.
September 2015. Completed an MA in Fine Art, at UCLAN, passing with distinction.
June 2015 Organised the 2nd Printmakers Art Fair in Chester, building on the success of the first fair.
November 2014 Organised the Cheshire Artists Network art fair with 25 artists taking part.
May 2014 Organised and staged The Printmakers Art Fair in Chester with over 12 print artists taking stalls.
May 2013 Awarded the Proof scholarship at the Regional Print Centre
September 2012 I started the MFA post graduate degree at Edinburgh College of Art. After the first semester I decided to withdraw from the course because the course had little to offer in relation to my practice.
June 2012 I completed the fine art undergraduate course at The University of Chester. I graduated with 1st class honours.
Before starting this in 2009 I had been a decorative artist for approximately twenty-five years, this consisted of producing paint effects, murals, stencilling, etc.
This involved me working with companies and private clients, producing themed ideas which would be completed by myself to the clients satisfaction.
Previous to this, in 1972-1977 I attended Bolton Art College, where I completed a foundation course and a surface pattern and textile design course, achieving a SIAD qualification.
Born in Bolton 1956.
Group show “Alumni” CASC University of Chester 2013
Joined (CAN) Cheshire Artists Network, and became committee member in 2014.
Cheshire Artists Network shows
“Home” Frodsham Art Centre, 2013
The Great War Centenary exhibitions, 2014-15 currently touring various venues Including
The Pyramid Warrington
I have exhibited in two group exhibitions with The Chester Art Collective.
November 2009 The Conversation Christchurch, Newtown Chester
August 2011 Expo Contemporary Art Show Telfords Warehouse Chester
Two solo exhibitions at Theatre Clwyd Mold,
July 2005 and December 2007
Chester museum 2007, 2009, 2017
Theatre Clwyd 2013
I have also sold paintings and prints to private collections in the UK, Ireland and USA.
2017, Interval, Markmakers, The Brindley Theatre, Runcorn.
2017, Small Format The Library Project, Dublin
2017, 4AA. The Storey, Lancaster
2016, The Annual Miniature Print Exhibition MGC, New York City
2016, A al Oochel II, The Birley, Preston.
2015, The Annual Miniature Print Exhibition MGC, New York City
2015, Lacuna, University of Central Lancashire
2015, Conversations, University of Central Lancashire
2015, The Great war Centenary exhibition, Chester Cathedral
2014, A al Oochel, Galeri La Candela, Coyoacan Mexico City
2014, The Great war Centenary exhibition, RAF Cosford, The Pyramid
2013, Interim, Edinburgh College of Art
2013, Proof Scholarship, The Regional Print Centre, Wrexham
2013, Alumni, CASC, University Of Chester
2012, Untitled: University of Chester
2011, Expo, Telfords Warehouse, Chester
2009, The Conversation, Christchurch Chester
2017, Oriel Mostyn, LLandudndo, North Wales.
2017, The Qube, Oswestry
2016 – to present, Various workshops, Regional Print Centre, Wrexham.