Gained a BA in Fine Art at Sunderland University and an MA in Fine Art at Northumbria University. Was an Art lecturer for 17 years at Kirby College Middlesbrough, Cleveland College of Art and Design, and Sunderland College.
Solo exhibitions: Crescent Arts Workshop, Scarborough; Bondgate Gallery, Alnwick; Long Gallery, Newcastle University; Arts Centre, Washington; Durham World Heritage Centre; Allendale Forge Studios.
Group exhibitions: Luton Central Library; Blackburn Art Gallery & Museum; Vicarage Cottage Gallery, North Shields; Lamplight Arts Centre, Stanley; Arts Centre, Washington.
The paintings are inspired by the landscape of the North of England, particularly that in which the traces of ancient people are evident such as Iron Age hillforts, Chalk Hill figures, Roman remains, medieval field systems, old trackways.
Recent work has been inspired by the landscape around Hadrian’s Wall and Lindisfarne. Interlacing and knotwork from the Lindisfarne Gospels and Anglo Saxon stone carving are worked into the imagery to refer to the layers of history all around us.