I was born in the front room of a little terrace house in Castleford in the middle of the last century. On leaving school I took up with the family business and went into the pits until that nice Mrs Thatcher thought it was time I changed direction at the end of the big miners strike of 1984-85. I took up art in 1987 focusing on my work underground and although people said I never looked back, I am always looking back.
Over the years I have exhibited my work in galleries throughout the country and have many 2D and 3D works in public and private collections. The ‘Allerton Bywater Colliery Miners Memorial’ is one of the public pieces.
I currently have work in the Dean Clough Halifax “Brexit” exhibition and a couple in The Northern Fringe Gallery ‘One hundred objects’ project on show at The Ridings, Wakefield.
I have an exhibition on at “According to McGee” gallery in York. I am also working on a memorial for the ex Prince of Wales Colliery, Pontefract to be completed later this year.