born in Liverpool, England, in 1955
studied at Rotterdam Kunst Akademie (Willem De Kooning Academie) and Sheffield Polytechnic (Sheffield Hallam University).
I'm rather schizophrenic when it comes to making art. Some of my art is definitely about the message, while other work is about a state of mind, an activity, a mental and physical process where the art object is the result of the process, not the aim of it. I do edit my work but that has more to do with expectations and conventions when it comes to exhibiting work. What I am basically concerned with is the metaphysical connection between myself and the world I find myself in. I suppose that is just a way of saying, I'm involved with building blocks for adults.
I use a wide range of mediums and working methods when making art depending on the subject matter that I am concerned with at the time. I have moved between etching, painting, sculpture, photography and making time based work and writing poetry. The constant in my work is the obession with process and time and the delivery of the message, however, not the meaning of the message itself. I often take my subject matter from popular culture, from comics to health and safety at work posters, consumer catalogues and advertisements, childrens fairy tales, all of which is really the flotsam of the commonplace. I find it important that my work fits into the emphemra of every day and not be seen as too precious or distant from the everyday world. It is what it is, a love note, a diary, a rant, a joke, a tall story, an expletive and an unwanted pass. However lately, more and more I am becoming interested in the ridiculous and nonsensical as a way of exploring the rational and logical.
I generally work without plans or theories, I see intellectualising as a post creative activity, which of course, informs my future work so do I really work without plans or theories? Where I'm going with my art is much about where I've been, there is no destination, just a journey.