Originally from Wrexham, North Wales, left Grove Park Comprehensive School in 1983 with O’Level Art, and an award from the Gwladys Edwards Foundation for Art & Design. After four years in Wrexham College of Art & Design graduated with a B-Tec Higher National Diploma in Visual Communication Studies: Graphic Design/Illustration.
Employed as a Finished Artist within advertising agencies based in Wrexham and Chester before becoming self-employed through the Enterprise Allowance Scheme. During this period was commissioned by ‘Bamboo’; a fanzine dedicated to the ex-members of the group ‘Japan’ to produce all their artwork including their quarterly fanzine, t-shirts, and their publication ‘Eighty Days’ to celebrate David Sylvian’s solo tour in 1988. In 1991 moved to Central Scotland and was employed by the MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling University as a Senior Visual Arts Assistant working in the art gallery at the centre.
Took a break to have a family. During this time gained a BA (hons) Degree with The Open University. Also parent helper at the local Infants and Junior School in Mynydd Isa. In 2007 decided to return to Art College part-time to update my qualifications. In 2008 was a competition winner for ‘Inspired by … Bodelwyddan Castle, the V & A’s national art competition celebrating Adult Learners’ Week. The winning entry was on display during the summer. Also nominated for a City & Guilds Gold Medal of Excellence 2010/11.
In 2011 set up art classes in the community.
Regulary exhibited work since 1990. Landscape paintings are inspired by walks taken in Snowdonia, the Clwydian Range, Scotland, and more recently the Dee Estuary, Flintshire and the coastline of Anglesey. Looking at textures, colours, shapes and climate and using mixed media to create atmospheric personal images. Also charcoal drawings. Recently been experimenting with mixed media for figurative and portrait themes.