My education began in my home town Sheffield in 1980 followed by three years at Lanchester art School at Coventry University before completing MA in Painting at Manchester University.
I have been painting for nearly forty years and consider myself to be a New Wave Surrealist, as I enjoy creating images that express ideas about contemporary psychological realities.
I began teaching at Putney School of Art in 1991. I teach several different classes including portraits, oil painting and watercolour drawing and painting for all levels.
My aim as a tutor is to use both my experience as a painter and a teacher, to help all develop an individual approach to drawing and painting, to express ideas and improve their technique. Each course covers a range of styles and approaches to drawing and painting, drawing on both contemporary art and art of the past.
My online tutorials on colour mixing and interpretation can be found on my Youtube Channel, Great Artists Steal https://m.youtube.com/c/GreatArtistsSteal
Examples of my work, along with additional tutorials on both drawing and painting, can be found on my Instagram page @great_artists_steal at https://instagram.com/great_artists_steal