Biography

Former President of the United Society of Artists; Council member, Hesketh Hubbard Society (Federation of British Artists)
Born: 2nd May 1946 – Birmingham
Education

Educated at various primary schools in the Birmingham area before going to King Edwards Five Ways School, Birmingham (1952-1962)
Art Education: –

I962-1964 Pre-Diploma Course, College of Further Education, Sutton Coldfield
1964-1967 Diploma in Art and Design (converted to BA [Graphic Design])
College of Art, Stoke-on-Trent (now Staffordshire University)

Part-Time Study

1967-1991 Adult education classes at Sir John Cass College and adult education institutes in his hometown of Birmingham and the London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Greenwich, Lewisham and Bexley.

1991-2000 Residential courses including Slade Summer School (with ….Pankhurst)

Career

From 1967 until 1991, held a number of posts in business when he travelled the UK and World until made redundant in 1991 followed by working as a self-employed consultant until 2000.
From 1991 to 2010, continued as consultant but also lectured in marketing, communications and management at various adult colleges and universities which included working as an examiner for professional qualifications.

Art Practice

2000-2008 Worked in studio in Childers Street Deptford, initially on figure and nude studies but developing harbour scenes and cityscapes

2008 – to date Set up studio in home at Thamesmead developing figurative and landscape painting as well as into erotic art. Also travelled the UK coastline painting and drawing

2012 – to date Rented second studio at Arthub, Charlton to pursue and develop printmaking

Articles for A+I and The Artist

Tuition and Demonstrations

Life Painting and Drawing, Wednesday Evenings, Waterloo Action Centre, SE1

Demonstrations and courses at Earnley Concourse, Chichester and Art Groups
throughout South East and Cambridge area

Teaching at Kent Adult Education Centre at Victoria Centre, Gravesend

Associations

National Maritime Museum Art Group, Greenwich
Blackheath Art Society
Guild of Erotic Artists
Printmaking Council

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