Studied at Sheffield College of Art and Kingston-upon-Hull Regional College of Art and Design, completing a bachelor’s degree in 1976, majoring in painting. Enrolled in Brighton College of Art to earn an art teacher’s certificate.
Moved from England to Arizona in 1978. Life in the Southwest brought a new perspective to his artistic ambitions.
He worked for the Phoenix Art Group, first as a framer, then artist, then manager and designer.
In the mid-1990s he returned to solo exhibitions and sales for the next chapter of his career.