Coming from a small & quite isolated Middlesex village, my real education began with Art School at colleges including Ealing, Epsom and Brighton, being taught by, among others, Bruce McLean, William Furlong (Audio Arts), Barry Barker, & Geoffrey Worth (Norwich School).
I have a Masters in Fine Art (Print) from Wimbledon School of Art and as well as spending many years teaching in the visual arts at a number of levels from FE to HE, my own practice has extended into editioning works for others, most notably Andres Serrano, & the Hope & Optimism Portfolio at Magdalen College, Oxford.
After leaving college I spent some years as a technician overseeing the Print facilities at Harrow School of Art (HCHE) before moving into teaching. I taught as a Visiting Lecturer for 12 years at a number of London institutions before being given a formal appointment as Course Leader for the Art, Design & Communication BA (Hons) at the University of Westminster (UoW)
I, along with Ben Joiner, it's Course leader of many years standing, are the only two remaining founder members of the Fine Art Mixed Media Honours BA still engaged with it in it's 24th Year. I managed it's Level 4 (1st Year) until stepping down in 2015 to focus more on my own work but retained my studio teaching input.
I also took the role of Faculty Senior Tutor for the School of Media Arts & Design in 2003, serving for 12 years, with a special involvement in student support.
Elsewhere I served for four years as an External Examiner at Goldsmith's College, London, and was the external member of a Validation Panel for a new Printmaking degree at Bournemouth School of Art, Dorset.
I continue to make my own work, with a consistent pre-occupation being the interplay between 2D & 3-D via the found object, the print & the mould, explored most particularly through the process of casting, with "products" derived from engagement with the throwaway, the disposable, the ephemeral detritus of our lives.
I have taught both practically and theoretically in a variety of London based institutions at a number of levels within FE, HE & Adult Education, across drawing, print, design, sculpture, performance and moving image within the disciplines of Graphic Design, Illustration, & most predominantly Fine Art as follows:
Level 4 Leader, Fine Art Mixed Media BA (Hons), UoW.
Course Leader, Art Design & Communication BA (Hons), UoW.
& as Visiting Lecturer for the following:
MA in Art & Media Practice, UoW, Harrow.
Design for Print (Serigraphy) - Graphic Information Design BA (Hons), plus
Foundation Studies (Printmaking, Drawing, Illustration & Graphic Design),
both at Harrow School of Art, Harrow College of Higher Education, London.(pre UoW)
BTEC Dip.Art & Design - College of NW London, London.
Adult Evening Classes in Print (Serigraphy) - City Literary Institute, London.
With a long-standing interest in the book as an art medium I was jointly involved for some years with Tanya Peixoto (Book Art Book Shop, Hoxton) in running Magpie Press and collaborated in a number of publications, including three editions of the (bi-annual) Artist's Book Year Book, contributing to aspects of both design and content.
During that time I was also a sometime member of the "Raft" Collaborative Project run by Philip Courtenay (Chelsea School of Art), & participated in events at Kettle's Yard in Cambridge and the Nash Rooms of the ICA in London.
Before then my work was primarily print based, exhibited most notably at the RA in London, the RWA in Bristol, and the Independants Exhibitions in Kanagawa, Japan.
Subsequently, I became involved with the Men & Masculinities project at UoW, and exhibited at the Waterman's Art Centre in Brentford and the James Hockey Gallery in Farnham.
Other works have been shown ongoingly, predominantly in association with the Fine Art Mixed Media course, as part of the course culture of mixed staff & student shows.
Most recently (2016+) I’ve exhibited as part of the Buffet D’Art group in exhibitions in Berlin, London and Somerset.
I am currently working on a possible new series of small publications based around street photography & found imagery.