Artistic Status:

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

  • Elected member of the Yorkshire Water-colour Society (1990 - 2005)

  • Trained at Barnsley College of Art

  • Leading snow scene artist in the 80's -  limited edition prints and exhibitions of original work

  • Listed in . . .

  • 'Who's Who' of the arts

  • Miller's Art Guide

  • International Biographical Dictionary

  • The Blue Book

  • Great Minds of the 21st. Century


Water Colour Style:

  • Landscapes, Seascapes & Architecture painted on a large canvas with a fresh, atmospheric fluid approach

  • Realism and Impressionism

  • Pen and Wash - Fine Art Drawing


Unique Techniques:

  • Creator of the Natural Style approach to drawing

  • Can paint with anything from a credit card to a toothbrush

  • Uses ordinary kitchen ingredients to stunning effect

  • Inventor of the "Egg & Snake" technique for Composition


Originals, limited prints and sketches sold world-wide:

  • Sold in Leading Galleries

  • From Fine Art Publishers

  • On the Internet

  • Private commissions

  • Commercial sales


Studio Location:

  • The Pennines - Yorkshire


Famous Catchphrase:

  • 'mucky watter'


World First Performance Art:  "Visually Vivaldi" . . .

  • Painted 4 huge canvases of  The four seasons and read the relative 'Sonnets' at the same time as Vivaldi's Four Seasons was being played by an Orchestra at the Knaresborough Arts Festival in front of an audience of 800

  • Classical Manoeuvres in Art - Working with a Classical Pianist, he interpreted the works of Debussy, Chopin and Holst in live artistic performance and linked to readings of his original poetry

  • Interpreted live, on canvas, the folk song 'Blow the Wind Southerly', whilst being performed by soloist and choir, at Huddersfield Town Hall, Yorkshire


Music Career:

  • See 'The Foggy Dew-O' page for full and memorable details of TV's famous '60's & '70's Folk Duo… including discography

  • Singer, songwriter, musician and performer

                                                             Recordings:     

                                                              - DECCA Records - 4 Albums & 5 singles

                                                              - York Records - 2 Albums & 2 Singles

                                                              - Canon Records - 1 Album

                                                              - Look Records - 1 Album

                                                              - Stardust Cycles and Space - CD

                                                              - Chimes of Freedom - CD Single

  • Writer of the theme music and subject matter songs for 'Wicker's World', 'Tomorrow's People' & 'Making a Living'

  • The Queen's TV Documentary Award for "No Joke Living In Barnsley" (Music and Research) for Yorkshire Television     

                                                                                                     


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