Sculptor, painter, designer and teacher who launched his career with three shows at the Hanover Gallery, in Liverpool where he lived, in 1988–9. It gave him a major retrospective in 1998. During his early career he taught art at the City of Liverpool Community College and at a centre for people with learning difficulties. The BBC Art ’88 Competition, in which he won an award, launched the career of this self-taught artist, who went on to paint many Merseyside figures, including the official retirement portrait of John Moores, which hangs in the Sir John Moores Building, Liverpool. He also won the Jersey Design Achievement Award and an architectural commendation for innovative redesign of the 1960s folly Ocean View at The Esplanade, Jersey.

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

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