Painter and lecturer, his figurative work related to public concerns and social issues. After some years in the Royal Navy and British Merchant Navy, Fleming graduated from University of Ulster, Belfast, 1987–91, completing a postgraduate diploma in applied arts in 1992. Ran workshops at Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Harmony Hill Arts Centre and the Slane Arts and Crafts Gallery. Also lectured to such bodies as the Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild and Quilt Art Workshops as well as his old university. Took part in many group shows in Belfast, including Arts Council Gallery, 1988, and in 1994 Works on Paper and Beyond the Partitions, organised by Queen Street Studios, Belfast, with which he was associated. His solo show Echoes toured Northern Ireland, 1993–4.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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