I was born in 1951 in Stretford, Manchester and lived and worked in the NW prior to retirement, when in 2011 I settled in Whitby.
I did not have the opportunity of a formal training in art and only began to paint portraits in anticipation of retirement.
I specialise in formal portraits but have featured some subjects as sportsmen in action.
In 2013 I was commissioned by the Museum Director of The Yorkshire County Cricket Club to paint for the Club’s 150th Anniversary formal portraits of the Club’s Past Presidents 1863/64 to present day – sixteen in all. These were on display on the Long Room Wall at Headingley throughout 2013. This project was most challenging as the style of each needed to create the ambience of the various decades.
Recently I painted action portraits of Andrew Flintoff and James Anderson, England Test Stars and these were gifted to ‘Chance to Shine’ the charity that aims to bring back cricket into state schools. Both these pieces were auctioned at the 2005 Ashes Re-union in London in 2015 to raise much needed funds.
Plans and Achievements
- I have exhibited work in the Whitby Art Society’s Annual Exhibition in the Pannett Park Gallery and Museum.
- I am planning my first personal exhibition in 2018.
- I am currently accepting commissions.
- I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.