He was born in Salford and trained at The Salford College of Art before becoming a commercial artist in Manchester.
His National Service took him to Korea and on his return he began to paint. In a very short period of time his scenes of Salford and Manchester were being bought by his rapidly growing following.
He held his first one man show at Salford Art Gallery in the early 1970's and has since had many other successful exhibitions.
His works are now in private collections in many countries and are much sought after