Curriculum Vitae


 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    


Current Position

Full-time Lecturer

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.


Solo Exhibitions

2010    Synthetic Romantic. Williamson Art Gallery. Birkenhead


Selected Exhibitions

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

Artist’s Statement.

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.