2021 British Art Prize 3rd Place. 2013 Royal Talens Award. 2012 SAA Prize (Society for All Artists). 2012 Artist of the Year Prize-winner. 2011 Liverpool Painting Open Winner. He holds a Bachelor of Education and Masters Degree and teaches drawing and painting, as well as lecturing on a Painting Degree. He generally paints from life completing a study in one session. A writer for the arts press, he regularly contributes articles to Leisure Painter magazine in the U.K.; indeed most of the work on this site will have been used to illustrate many of his articles.