Born; Sunderland 10.07.54
1972-1973 Foundation. Manchester Polytechnic.
1973-1977 Fine Art Degree. Newcastle University.
1977 Air Gallery, London
1977 South hill Park, London
1978 Biddick Farm Arts Centre
1996 Billington Art Gallery, Billington
1998 Kirkleatham Old Hall
These sweet Paintings were produced during a break from my fairground painting and were an attempt to improve my airbrushing technique. Something more personal than the previous work i had been doing with the airbrush. I was attracted by the bright colours and reflections of the foil wrappers and wanted to produce as photoralistic an image as possible, but using scraping and erasing techniques on the airbrushed surface. The airbrushed paints are transparent and the illustration board is a tough enough surface to stand lots of scratching and rubbing out to achieve highlights and glazes.