I was born in the small village of Waterhead, Oldham in 1949.
Waterhead, at that time, was dominated by cotton mills, where many  hundreds of people were employed. On leaving school I served an  apprenticeship as a mechanical engineer. I am now semi-retired after  running my own engineering business for over 30 years, and have started  to paint my childhood memories of working people and their environments.

 I am a self-taught artist, having had no formal art training.
However from a young age I have always been interested in art, and have been a keen collector of northern contemporary artwork for many years.

 It has been said that my work is of a naive style with crisp lines  and vibrant colours, which create warm unique pictures that capture the  times of the northern textile industry. Painting originally for my own  pleasure, I quickly found an enthusiastic audience for my work.

 I now have my paintings in collections in the UK, Europe, USA and the Far East.

Billy's first day at School


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