He was born in Prestwich - Manchester but spent his formative years in Ardwick. At the age of 14 he won a scholarship to the HIgh School of Art in Manchester. He has painted professionly since his first exhibition which was held in Manchester at the Colin Jellicoe Gallery in 1969. He has subsequebtly shown in numerous municipal and commercial art gallaries.
His work is highly collectable and is now much sought after.