Born in the small village of Waterhead, Oldham in 1949.Waterhead, at that time, was dominated by cotton mills, where many hundreds of people were employed. On leaving school he served an apprenticeship as a mechanical engineer. Now semi-retired after running his own engineering business for over 30 years, and paints his child hood memories of working people and their environments.

His work is of a naive style with crisp lines and vibrant colours, which create warm unique pictures that capture the times of the northern textile industry. Painting originally for his own pleasure, I quickly found an enthusiastic audience for my work. Aa self-taught artist, having had no formal art training. However from a young age he has always been interested in art, and has been a keen collector of northern contemporary artwork for many years.

He has paintings in collections in the UK, Europe, USA and the Far East.
He is a member of ABNA, The Association Of British Naive Artists and MAFA the Manchester Academy of Fine arts