I trained to be an Infants Teacher at NRTC Scarborough. Whilst there I studied advanced art. After leaving college in 1954 I joined HAS so I could continue painting. In 1974 I attended a 1 year D.E.S Arts and Crafts Course at Leeds College of Art. I paint all kinds of subjects in oils, watercolour, acrylic and mixed media. I have exhibited my work at HAS Exhibitions, Holmfirth Art Week, Skipton, Batley, Ferens Gallery, Hull and Leeds City Art Gallery. I have had my work accepted 4 times for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and short listed twice. The local scenes in the online annual exhibition have all been painted during the pandemic.