Born 1962 Marsden, Yorkshire 1979 – 1981 Studied Nelson and Colne College 1982 – 1985 Exeter College of Art Awarded First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art (Painting)
2013 North of England Regional Prize winner, Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
2006 First prize winner of the John Moores, 24 – Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
2003 Commissioned to produce a painting of the newly re-built Paternoster Square, next to St. Paul's Cathedral, London, which was presented to The Lord Mayor of London, and which now hangs in The Mansion House.
2000 GCI Financial Purchase Prize at Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London.