After gaining a diploma in Art and Design, painting and film making, at Newport Art College I went to Manchester Polytechnic where I obtained a Certificate in Education. I taught Art to 11 to 18 year olds at Wilmslow Boys Grammar School and Wilmslow High School between 1973 and 1998. Since then I have taken adult classes in Art at many venues, notably the Wilmslow Guild, Crewe College and the WEA. I also run a number of private classes. I am a practising artist and regularly sell my work.