Qualifications, Subject, Awarding Body and Date Awarded
2007-2008 West Cheshire College (Manchester Met) PGCE.
1994-1995 City College Manchester – G.N.V.Q. D32/33
1994-1995 City College Liverpool – CG 7307(16+Ed)
1992-1993 Manchester Metropolitan University – MA in Painting
1983-1986 Liverpool Polytechnic – BA Fine Art (Hons) 2.1
1981-1982 Liverpool Polytechnic – Art Foundation Course
1972-1979 Shorefields Comprehensive School
History of art and theoretical studies.
Teaching on the BA (Hons) Fine Art course and Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
Previous Experience / Teaching
2003- Full-time Lecturer Wirral Metropolitan College
1998-03 Education Curator Tate Gallery Liverpool
1997-03 0.4 Lecturer Wirral Metropolitan College
1995 (May-Sep) Visiting Artist Liverpool Museum
1994-98 City College Manchester (H.M.P Liverpool)
1990-98 Visiting Artist Ashworth Hospital
1989-99 Visiting Artist Tate Liverpool
1990-92 Assistant Principal Petersfield Autistic Community
1987-88 Liverpool Disablement Unit M.C.V.S.
2010 Synthetic Romantic. Williamson Art Gallery. Birkenhead
2011 Obsessive Surface. Newcastle
2010 Best of Merseyside. Conservation Centre Liverpool Museum
2010 Elevator Artists. The Gallery Liverpool
2009 Chester Open Grosvenor Museum Chester
2009 Wirral Open. Prize Winner (Purchase Prize)
2008 The Citadel. ST Helens.
2008 Wirral Open. (commended) Williamson Gallery, Birkenhead.
2007 Overview. Cornerstone Gallery. Liverpool Hope University
2005 Art and Physics-Williamson Gallery, Birkenhead
2005 5A the Gallery St Helens
2004 Sefton Open Atkinson Gallery Southport
2003 Opus. Senate House Liverpool University
2002 Soup At the Albert Dock
2002 Approaches, Williamson Gallery, Birkenhead
2001 Soup, Hanover Gallery Liverpool
1999 Egg Gallery Liverpool
1997 Albert Dock Liverpool
1996 The Gallery, Visionfest Liverpool
1995 Grosvenor Museum, Chester
1994 Acorn Gallery Liverpool
1994 Atkinson Gallery, Southport
1993 Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
1993 Righton Gallery, Manchester
1991 Liverpool Festival, Henry Street Gallery
1990 Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
1989 Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool‘1789’
1987 Rodney St Art Show
1987 Ayling Porteus Gallery Chester (Purchase Prize)
1987 Mersey Docks and Harbour Board Exhibition
1987 National Girobank, Mercury Court, Liverpool
1986 Everyman Theatre
1985 Murals for DHSS, Edge Lane Liverpool
The visual relationship between the ground and the figure; the concrete relationship between the support and the medium, this is the focus of my interest.
The surface of the painting is a painting of a surface.
The physical forms, imagery and surfaces often refer to Romantic notions of the sublime. However the process for painting these subjects is entirely synthetic. My paintings are an attempt to reconcile visual references with a means of representation that acknowledges the process of representation.
In particular, how their surfaces act as codes and signs, suggesting different visual readings and modes of experience for the viewer/consumer.