FINE ARTIST

Curriculum Vitae.

2023
'From Moss Side to Marseille'.
An Exhibition based on Sport, Politics and Society.
In collaboration with Eric Cantona.
At the National Football Museum.
Works owned by Eric Cantona.
Reviewed widely in the international media.

2022
Competed in SKY ARTS Portrait Artist of the Year competition.
Painted Alex Brooker. He selected my work.

2016
Drawing of Wayne Rooney completed in public at the National Football Museum, with a percentage of the proceeds donated to the Wayne Rooney Foundation.

Size: 56" x 43".

2015
Large canvas artwork installation for Gusto Restaurant, Manchester.

Highlighting important historical events of Manchester.
Size: 16' x 4',5"

2013
'The Art of the Game'
Painting on loan to the National Football Museum.

2009
A painting based on George Best, for 'Inside Out BBC'.
Documenting aspects of his life through my perception of him.

2008
'Michael Browne - Made in England' Documentary for the BBC.
Produced a painting based on inner city and country life, with a theme of Multiculturalism, and William Wordsworth's poem 'The Daffodils'.
(Winner of the Royal Television Society 'Best Regional Programme Award' 2009.)

2007
Large 'Churchill, Rooney and Ferdinand' painting.

Purchased by the PFA.
Size: 5' x 5',5".

2006
'The Art of the Game' painting on loan to Manchester United Museum.

2003
Portraits of Ricky Hatton, light middleweight boxer.

2002
Lewis vs Tyson
A large painting artistically documenting the feud between Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis.
Size: 5ft x 4',8"

2001
Included in the 'Painting the Century' Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.
Featuring 100 Portraits marking each year of the 20th Century.
'The Art of the Game' painting was chosen for year 1997.

2000
Bronze Frieze designed and completed for Manchester United, celebrating the historic 'Treble' win.
Unveiled by Sir Alex Ferguson.

1998
14ft x 8ft painting completed and shipped to Beverly Hills USA, reproducing the painting 'Darius Before Alexander' by Veronese.
Private commission.

1997
Completed the painting 'The Art of the Game'.
An Idea I had for celebrating Eric Cantona and his personal achievements as a footballer and human being. Widely received by international media.
Size: 10ft x 8ft.

1993
Began a commissioned project to create a reconstructed design of the Sistine Chapel, painted on the ceiling of Manchester Restaurant, Cocotoo.
The work, size 1600 sq. ft. took 2 years to complete.
The project was supported by the Manchester Metropolitan University, and Manchester City Council.
Size: 40ft x 40ft.

1993
One man exhibition at 198 Gallery, Brixton, London.
Title 'Moss Side, an Urban Landscape'.

1992
One painting hung at the National Portrait Gallery.
The 'National Portrait Award' Competition.
Self Portrait.

1988
Selected for the ATHENA awards by Manchester Art Gallery Director, Julian Spalding.
Work exhibited at the Barbican, London.

1988
One man exhibition at UMIST, Manchester. 28 paintings.

1987
One painting hung at the National Portrait Gallery.
The 'National Portrait Award' Competition.
Portrait of Peter Smith.

1982/83/84
Had one-man exhibitions starting from the age of 19.
At the Ginnel Gallery, Manchester.
Averaging 28 works in each exhibition.
Televised features and news items.

Artworks in Public Collections.
'The Art of the Game'.
'Path'.
'Moss Side Estate'.

Conducted Seminars and workshops about my works and philosophy in educational institutions.

Works included and reviewed in many publications throughout the world.

Had numerous exhibition/works reviews and news items about the various artworks and projects I've completed over the years.

Participated in Arts Fairs.

From the 1980's into the 1990's, participated in the Manchester Academy of Fine Art exhibitions.
A number of awards won.

Works purchased by Art Museums and Educational Institutions.

EDUCATION
Manchester Metropolitan University: M.A.
Chelsea School of Art: Degree
Manchester Polytechnic: Foundation Course.
Wilbraham High Secondary School, Manchester.