a small history

Born in 1954, Old Hill, West Midlands – the BlackCountry.

I went to grammar school in Birmingham where I took some ‘o’levels, one of which was art. No formal training since then – everything I picked up because I was interested and asked people what they knew.

First solo show was in Liverpool, 1975.

Started a hand made greeting card business in 1984, which continued until 2005. I moved towards exhibiting my work in galleries full time at this point.

Started carving stone in 1994. Stone sculpture has been my main form of income since then. I still paint/draw and work in digital media.

It is much easier to get your work show regularly in galleries if it’s sculpture. Wall space is premium, but there’s always a corner/shelf for 3D work…