I work as a Fine Art and Design print specialist in my studio and as a Technical Demonstrator at York St John University where I teach undergraduates and Masters Copperplate etching, Letterpress, all relief processes, Collagraph, Solarplate and Screen Printing techniques.

I was educated at York College of Art and Design and the University of Brighton where I specialised in fine art printmaking and have been practising professionally as a fine artist since 1993.

Exhibiting my work internationally and more recently in non-gallery based settings such as on site construction canteens, I have spent most of my working practice based on sites in transition.

In 1995 I won my first contract and commission from Shepherd Construction to record their portakabin site. Since then I have worked as Artist in Residence for companies and contractors, including Hiscox Insurance, BAM Construction, Bowmer and Kirkland Construction, Caddick Construction, City of York Council, York Archaeological Trust and ISG Construction.

Recording the development of Monks Cross on the edgelands of York and Hungate, I have recorded the demise of a popular swimming pool and rugby stadium, the construction of a shopping centre and the completion of a very modern office.

Pending a new community stadium at Monks Cross and new dwellings in Hungate, the landscape has presented some distinct social and economic values and these values are the foundations for my work.

Businesses and contractors have generously granted me access to many inaccessible places that no longer exist or have grown to be part of the city. I am grateful to be part of these huge social changes that are being brought about through new investment and continue to invest my own time making prints which hopefully reflect our history past, present and future.

With thanks to

City of York Council
York Community Stadium
ISG Construction
York Archaeological Trust
Hiscox Insurance
MAKE Architects
BAM Construction
York Museums Trust
Arts Council of England
Bowmer & Kirkland
Caddick Construction
and Shepherd Construction

For supporting my interests as a fine artist printmaker

1991 - 1994, University of Brighton BA (Hons) Fine Art Printmaking
1987 - 1990, York College of Art & Design BTEC National Diploma Art & Design
1987 - A,level passes in Art, history and design


Art Connections
Bridgeman Licensing Studios


2016 - Best Artist and Body of Work, Great North Art Show, Ripon
2016 - Guest Artist for The Great North Art Show, Ripon
2015 - Shortlisted for PRINTFEST Printmaker of the Year Award, 2015
2015 - Completion of commission for Hiscox Insurance, York.
2015 - Topping Out Ceremony, One print placed inside the Hiscox time capsule
(alongside business accounts, brochure, newspapers and a vile of blood from the Chairman of Hiscox, Robert Hiscox - 'the DNA of the company').
2014 - Three works shortlisted for The John Ruskin Prize
2010 - Main prize for best print in show, North Lincolnshire International Print Prize
2009 - Defra, Best picture depicting sustainability


2015 - 2017 - City of York Council, York Community Stadium, ISG Construction and York Archaeological Trust

2014 - 2015 - PH1 Artists in Residence for Artists in Place, supported by Hiscox Insurance, BAM Construction and MAKE Architects

2013 - 2014 - Vangarde, Monks Cross, supported by Caddick Construction and Bowmer & Kirkland (interior works for John Lewis).

1994 - Artist in residence, St.Peters School, York


House of Lords, London
Lime and Ice Project, Sutton Bank National Park
AXIS Contemporary Art, Leeds
Art in hospitals (Selby) seven works, North Yorkshire
Royal Bank of Scotland, London (coordinated by The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art)
Defra, York
Potterton Books, London
Shepherd Construction



New work in progress


2017 - International project, joining two Cities in September

2016, SOLO SHOW in the Upstairs Gallery titled Land of Opportunity at Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax, HX3 5AX
2014, New Schoolhouse Gallery, York
2010, West Yorkshire Print Gallery, Mirfield
2009, 97 University of York
2006, Kirkleatham Hall, Redcar
2002, Adze Gallery, York
2002, 01, 97 Pyramid Gallery, York
1997, 96, Grassington Arts Festival, Skipton, North Yorkshire
1996, Nightingale Gallery, Lotherton Hall, Leeds
1996, Barbican Centre, York

2017, Watermark Gallery, Contemporary and Modern British Art
2017, Hepworth Print Fair

2016, Guest Artist for The Great North Art Show, Ripon
2016, Printmakers and Potters at Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley, West Yorkshire
2016, Human Transferral, an inter-disciplinary exhibition of work by Arts Faculty staff at York St John University.
2016, Hepworth Print Fair, 5/6th March with the Watermark Gallery
2016, Through to the final stage of judging for the Aesthetica Prize - drawing and painting
2016, Longlisted for the John Ruskin Prize: Society

2015, Platform Annual Open Art Exhibition, Morphets of Harrogate. All three works accepted
2015, Invited to exhibit and judge InPrint National Open Printmaking Exhibition, Studio Eleven Gallery, Hull
2015, Connections North: Mirror Images (International Printmaking Exhibition with Finland, Sweden, Scotland and North Yorkshire)
2015, 2012, 08, Harrogate Open, Mercer Art Gallery. All three works accepted.
2015, The Royal Academy Summer Show. Two shortlisted, not hung.
2015, The Harley Gallery, Worksop. All three works accepted
2015, PH1 Artists in Place, New Schoolhouse Gallery, York

2014, John Ruskin Prize, Recording Britain Now, Electricians Gallery, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London
2014, John Ruskin Prize, Recording Britain Now, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield
2014, Miniprint Finland, Hyvinkää Art Museum

2013, 'Coast', Saltburn to Spurnpoint, Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk
2013, Selected Six, New Schoolhouse Gallery, York
2013, ‘From what has Been’, A York Museums Project, for 'Art in Yorkshire Goes Contemporary' - (A celebration of contemporary art in twenty one public art galleries throughout Yorkshire), Inspired Gallery, Danby

2012, 10, Royal Academy Summer Show, London
2012, 11, 10, 09, 04 York Open Studios
2012, 10, 08 UK Art For Youth, North Yorkshire

2011, The ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
2011, 8th International Miniprint Exhibition, touring UK until 2014
2011, ‘Flat Cap and Whippet’, West Yorkshire Print Gallery, Mirfield

2010, 08 North Lincolnshire International Print Show, Ropewalk Gallery, Barton Upon Humber
2010, The Dover Prize at Darlington Arts Centre
2010, Navigation, The Schoolhouse Gallery, York,
2010, 09, Bellwood and Wright Gallery, Lancaster

2009, 08, 07 The Leeds Light Art Fair
2009, 08 ‘On The Wall Too’, Leeds Metropolitan University
2009, 08, 04 The Great North Art Show, Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire
2009, Bradford College of Art Design Gallery
2009, 08, 06, 05, 03, 02, 01, 00, 99, Leeds City Art Gallery Open
2009, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Seven Northern Artists

2008, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre
2008, A1 Open Summer Art Exhibition, The Station, Richmond
2008, Interaction, Keighley Arts Factory Open, (All three works)
2008, 04, 98, East Coast Art Open, Scarborough Art Gallery
2008, The Station Gallery Print Show, Richmond
2008, LS1 Club, 3 Albion Place, Leeds

2005, Bohemia Galleries, Beverley
2004, S10 Gallery, Sheffield
2003, Look Gallery, Helmsley
2001, Pyramid Gallery, York
1997, North Lincolnshire Museum, Open submission, Scunthorpe
1995, Laing Art Exhibition, Harrogate
1995, York City Art Gallery, York (selected show of six artists)
1994, Bankside Gallery, London
1994, Battersea Park, London
1993, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno (5th Open)
1993, Eye Level Gallery, Brighton