'I was born and grew up in West Yorkshire. I studied Printed Textile Design at Liverpool Art College and more recently MA Printmaking at Camberwell UAL, London.
I am a contemporary artist and printmaker working from my studio in Rye, East Sussex.
Printmaking has been a constant in my life ever since the early 1980’s when I had a studio overlooking the Thames in Wapping and a weekend stall on Camden Market selling my hand printed clothing.
I’m interested in presenting ordinariness as something special. Where I’m from is important in my work. I use my northern vocabulary alongside day-to-day stuff that happens around me as my subject matter. People often tell me that my work cheers them up.
It seems like I have been working forever as an artist and illustrator. I’ve created bold and unique images for textiles, ceramics, advertising and editorial. Some of my high profile commissions have included projects for The Royal Festival Hall, Liberty, Heals, Barneys of New York, Isetan in Tokyo and numerous international retailers.
My limited edition prints have been selected for the Royal Academy Summer show several times and for many other prestigious UK group shows and Art Fairs. I have had work selected both for the Royal Watercolour Society Competition shows at Bankside Gallery, London and The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, at the Mall Galleries, London. The V&A print collection and Scarborough Museums Trust both hold my limited edition prints in their archives.'