Studied for a B.A. Hons. in Fine Arts at the University of Durham, which he received in 1955. Studied art at Department of Fine Art, King's College, Newcastle. President of Liverpool Academy of Arts (1972-81). Solo Exhibitions: Touring Retrospective (1986), Wolverhampton City Art Gallery (1976), Williamson Art Gallery (1975), Art Net, London (1975), I.C.A. (1968). Other Exhibitions: John Moores Liverpool (1962, 1966, 1968, 1974, 1978, 1980). Awarded John Moores £2000 Prize (1972). Painted murals for Royal Liverpool Hospital (1980 and 1983). Works in permanent collections at: Walker Art Gallery, Williamson Art Gallery, and A.C.G.B. Collection. Has published a number of books of poetry.