Painter, draughtsman and teacher whose work could include strong abstract tendencies, born in Ipswich, Suffolk, where he became a lecturer at the Suffolk College School of Art and Design. Attended the foundation course at Ipswich School of Art & Design, 1972–4; gained an honours degree in fine art at Canterbury College of Art, 1974–7; then did a postgraduate certificate in painting and drawing at Royal Academy Schools, 1977–80. After in 1979 winning the Creswick Landscape, Richard Jack and Landseer Drawing Prizes, in 1981 he gained the Turner Gold Medal for Landscape Painting in Oil and a David Murray Studentship for Landscape Painting, then in 1990 The Laing Landscape Regional Prize. Residencies included Ipswich Museums Arts in Towns Project, 1989; commissions included the Richard Ellis Drawing Project, Broadgate.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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