• 1956 Born Larne,Co.Antrim
  • 1974 to 1975 Newcastle Upon Tyne College of Art and Design- Foundation
  • 1975 to 1978 Chelsea School of Art - B.A. hons. Graphic Design
  • 1978 to 1979 City and Guilds of London Art School - Post Graduate Certificate in Fine Art.

Solo Exhibitions

  • 1980 Caldwell Galleries, Belfast
  • 1982 Caldwell Galleries, Belfast
  • 1983 Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
  • 1985 Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
  • 1986 Drew Gallery, Canterbury
  • 1988 Drew Gallery, Canterbury
  • 2001 "Sissinghurst and other Gardens" The National Trust for Wessex, Mompesson House, Salisbury,
  • 2007, 2009 Somerset Maugham Gallery, Whitstable, Kent

Mixed Exhibitions

  • 1979, 1983 An t Oireactas , Dublin.
  • 1981 Drew Gallery, Canterbury two person exhibition.
  • 1983 Royal Glasgow Institute, Glasgow.
  • 1984 R.B.A. Mall Galleries , London
  • 1984 to 1990 Royal Watercolour Society Open Exhibitions, Bankside Gallery, London
  • 1987 "Storm Damage" Petworth House Sussex, commission to paint storm damage at Nymans Garden Sussex by the National Trust Foundation for Art.
  • 1990 "The Broad Horizon" Agnews Gallery London , paintings of the Italian Garden at Mountstewart House Co. Down also Shamrock Garden Mountstewart House Co. Down.
  • 1992 Print of a watercolour of Ightham Mote for the National Trust's appeal for Ightham Mote Kent.
  • 1993 to 2003 Prints of watercolours of Sissinghurst Castle Gardens and Scotney Castle sold through National Trust enterprises South East region.
  • 1994 Watercolour of Chartwell used as a mural for the tearoom (Nat.Trust).
  • 1990, 1993, 1996 & 2002 Singer Freidlander / Sunday Times Watercolour Competition exhibitions.
  • 1994 "The Discerning Eye" Mall Galleries London, selected by John Ward R.A.
  • 1995 "Centenary" Christies Galleries London. Paintings of Chartwell and Downhill, Co.Londonderry .Exhibition to celebrate the centenary of the National Trust.
  • 1987 to 1995 Weald of Kent Preservation Society annual exhibitions, Tenterden.
  • 1986 to 2003 "East Kent School" annual exhibitions Royal Museum , Canterbury
  • 1983,1984,1985,
  • 1986,1987,1988,
  • 1989,1990,1991,
  • 1992,1993,1994,
  • 1995,1996,1997,
  • 2000,2001,2003,
  • 2005,2008 Royal Academy of Arts, London, Summer exhibitions.
  • 2009 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
  • 2010 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
  • 2011 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Paintings in collections

  • Ulster Television Collection, National Trust Collections, South East Region and Northern Ireland Region.
  • Private collections in; U.K., Ireland, U.S.A., Canada, New Zealand, Australia, France, Russia, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Italy. Japan.

Prizes

  • 1987 "Outstanding Young Watercolourist Award" Royal Watercolour Society, London.
  • 1990 Abbott and Holder travel award, Royal Watercolour Society, London.

Publications

  • 1985 - 2002 Contributor Leisure Painter Magazine.
  • 2000, 2003, 2006 Who's Who in Art U.K. Edition.

Teaching

  • 1984 - 1986 Supply teacher Sheppey Comprehensive School and Cheney Middle School.
  • 1987 Art teacher Rowena School for Girls, Sittingbourne.
  • 1988 - 1989 Art and Design teacher Ashford North School for girls
  • 1984 - 1989 Photography tutor Sittingbourne Adult Education Centre
  • 1984 - 2009 Art tutor Faversham Adult Education Centre
  • 1985 - 2009 Art tutor Canterbury Adult Education Centre