As a practising artist, I think I approach teaching art history not from an academic standpoint, but to tell stories and anecdotes, and to look into the context in which the art was made. My way of delivering these visual talks is very informal – but I like to think there is still a learning curve going in the right direction, and that my genuine enthusiasm for the subject might rub off a little.
Art is a much more serious subject than some think – but to know a little more about how and why it was made can be really good fun.
Born 1958, Toxteth, Liverpool.
Education: B.A.(Hons) Fine Art - Manchester Metropolitan University 1995
M.A. Fine Art – University College Chester 1997
I have taught both Fine Art and Contextual Studies (Art History) at:
University of Bolton
Wigan & Leigh College
Winstanley College, Wigan
Carmel College, St.Helens
'Surrealist Worlds' 3-day workshop for Tate Gallery Liverpool
As part of Magritte Exhibition – 'Summer Schoo'l - 2011
3-day Summer School workshops, Chagall Exhibition – 2013
'I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night' –
Solo exhibition Williamson Art Gallery Liverpool 2016
'Dead Funny' – Themed group show, Neo:Gallery, Bolton 2015
'See-Saw' - Themed group show at Neo:Gallery Bolton 2014
'Android' – Themed group show at Piccadilly Place, Manchester –
Curated by Ian Irvine and Julie del 'Hopital – June 2013
'On the Surface' Gallery Oldham Sept.-Nov. 2010-
(Two person show with Denis Whiteside)