Sculptor, draughtsman and teacher, born in Bolton, Lancashire, who said of his work that it “centres on the way we perceive and describe the natural landscape. The way in which we objectify the landscape and use artificial conventions as a means of understanding common experiences.” He did a foundation course at Bolton College of Art & Design, 1970–1; gained an honours degree in fine art at Wolverhampton Polytechnic, 1971–4; then did postgraduate studies at Royal Academy Schools, 1974–7, winning the Gold Medal in 1976. Did an extensive amount of teaching, part- and full-time, later appointments including principal lecturer, Staffordshire University, head of sculpture, 1989–91; visiting lecturer at Royal Academy Schools, postgraduate work, 1990–3; and fine art course leader at degree level, University of Northumbria, Newcastle, 1993.

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

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