B.Ed (Hons.) MA Ed Man., BA (Hons.) Fine Art
Contemporary Fine Artist
Education and Qualifications
1970 – 1975: Accrington Grammar School. 7 GCE O Levels Grade C and above
1975-1977: Accrington and Rossendale College. 3 GCE A Levels
1977-1981: Preston Polytechnic, Poulton-le-Fylde Campus. Full Time.
B.Ed. (Hons) 2:2. Education Studies. Lancaster University Award 1981.
1995 -1999: Edge Hill University College. Part-Time.
MA (Ed Man) Education Management. Lancaster University Award 1999.
2002-2005: Blackburn College. Part-Time. OCNW Art Level A & B, City & Guilds Art.
2005 - 2008: Blackburn College , East Lancashire Institute of Higher Education.
BA Fine Art (Integrated Media) 2:1.
1981-1986: Wishmore Cross Residential Special School for boys aged 11 – 17 with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, Chobham, Surrey.
1987 -1989: Warren Hills Primary School, Coalville, Leicestershire. Teacher.
1989 -1992: Crawshawbooth Primary School, Rawtenstall. Lancashire. Teacher.
1992-1999: Broadway Primary School, Haslingden, Lancashire. Deputy Head Teacher.
1999-2004: Water Primary School, Rossendale, Lancashire. Head Teacher.
1999-2001: Edge Hill University College. Woodlands Centre, Chorley. Part-time lecturer in Education Management on Preparation for Leadership and MA Education Management Courses.
2004 –current: Self employed artist and artist in residence in schools.
2005 – 2008: Student. BA Fine Art (Integrated Media) Blackburn College, Institute of Higher Education.
2008 – current: The University Centre at Blackburn College. Part-time tutor in Education Studies.
2010 –current: Curious Minds Arts Practitioner
2010 – founder member of The Art of Distraction – Arts Group
2012- current: Opened Ribble valley Art Studios, Clitheroe, as co-proprietor
1992: Using Comics to Teach Knowledge About Language. Lancashire LINC Project
1999: MA Dissertation Literature Review published as part of Lancashire Education Authority Research into School Effectiveness
2001: MA Dissertation published within Leading School Improvement by Adrian Smith and Catherine Sykes. Peter Francis Publishers.
Blackburn Town Centre, Artichoke Studios Exhibition – December 2008
Yorkshire Waterways Museum – solo exhibition – January – March 2009
Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, 12 Degrees – March 2009
WevArt Gallery, Colne. – Drawing at Top Lock -Event exhibition – September / October 2009
Sultan Gallery, Lancaster – Melt - joint exhibition with Beverley Chapelhow – September / October 2009
Smith Hall, Brighouse – Solo Exhibition – April -June 2010
Yorkshire Waterways Museum, Goole – solo exhibition – July / August 2010
ACE Centre, Nelson – Drawing at Top Lock 2010 –community drawing event– September 2010
POP Project ,Blackburn - Moving On - solo exhibition - July 2010
LET Project, Blackburn - LETs get Reminiscing - Art of Distraction exhibition - March 2011
ACE Centre, Nelson – Melt - joint exhibition with Beverley Chapelhow – February 2011.
ACE Centre Nelson – LETs get Reminiscing – Art of Distraction exhibition – Summer 2011
Yorkshire Waterways Museum, Goole – People, Places, Memories - solo exhibition – October 2012
The Grand Theatre, Clitheroe – collaboration with Ribble Valley Jazz Festival – May 2013
Salmesbury Hall, Preston – joint exhibition with Beverley Chapelhow – May 2014
Community Arts Projects
January 2007: Arts and Health Project for Hyndburn Borough Council..
February – May 2008: Schools and Community Arts Project with Freehold and Werneth Primary Schools, Oldham. Funded by Oldham Council Grant involving workshops with children and parents.
August 2009: Drawing at Top Lock – Community Drawing Event –initiator and provider
February 2010: POP Project Our Place. Lead artist/facilitator for MLA Funded Community Arts Projects offering 6 weeks of workshops and events, studio and exhibition space. Blackburn with Darwen.
May 2010: Our Patch Public Art Project – Community participation Project - Blackburn
September 2010 – March 2011: Curator – Blackburn LET – Empty Shops Arts Project with Creative Partnerships and Blackburn with Darwen Council and The Art of Distraction
September 2010 - Project Coordinator – Nelson Let Project - Empty Shops Community Arts Project with Creative Partnerships and Pendle Borough Council
November 2010 – LETS get Reminiscing – series of workshops with Community Groups for Blackburn LET – outcome – a Public Art piece using digital and sound media from the research.
From 2004 I have worked freelance providing Art workshops and residencies in Primary Schools throughout the North West.