2013 BA (Hons) Fine Art (First Class), University of Nottingham

2010 HND Fine Art, Sheffield College

1995 MDentSci University of Leeds

1986 BDS University of Manchester

I originally trained as a dentist and spent 25 years working in the NHS specialising in Children's Dentistry in the Community and Hospital Dental Services. I studied art part time over 6 years whilst still working as a dentist and then in 2012 had a career change to work as a full time artist.

Solo exhibitions include : 'Between Places and Spaces', Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donnington, 2014 and 'Betwixt and Between', Cupola Gallery, Sheffield, 2016

Selected group exhibitions include: 

John Moores Painting Prize, 2016 and 2014, 

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014, 

Contemporary British Painting Prize, 2016, 

New Light Arts Prize, 2015,  

National Open Art Competition 2014 and 2015, 

John Ruskin Prize 2014, 

Threadneedle Prize 2013


2017 - Mark Devereaux Projects, Studio Book Awards

2015 - Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

2015 - New Light Arts Prize - Valeria Sykes Award (Main Prize)

2015 - Arts Council of England Award (for stone lithography Fellowship)

2015 - 2 year Fellowship in stone lithography at Leicester Print Workshop

2014 - Prizewinner in John Moores Painting Prize

2014 - Runner up in John Ruskin Prize ' Recording Britain Now' (Exhibited painting acquired for Ruskin Collection, Sheffield)

2013 - Judges Prize, Harley Open Exhibition,  Harley Gallery, Welbeck Estate, S80 3LW

2012 - Emerging Artist Award - South Yorkshire Open, Cooper Gallery, Barnsley.


Lithography Fellowship - Leicester Print Workshop April 2015 - 2017

University of Nottingham Graduate Residency  October2015 - June 2016

Poly-Technic Summer School - SOAR Works Sheffield 15th -21st July, 2013


University of Salford Art Collection

Ruskin Collection, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

Priseman-Seabrook Collection -

Newlight Art Collection -

Private collections in UK, USA, Europe, Australia including Aexei Sayle and Tom Bloxham MBE.

Selected Press and Media

January 2017 - small mention in Observer/ Guardian Rising Stars 2017 as an artist to watch

John Moores Painting Prize Blog - October 2016

The Double Negative - Utopia Deferred? Paul Collinson and Mandy Payne On Depicting The Perfect World By C. James Fagan

Frieze Magazine -  'Art Brut' about the influence of Brutalism on artists - my work is featured - April 2016

C20 The magazine of the Twentieth Century Society - Artist's View - Raw Beauty -March 2016

Double page feature on my work and practice

Big Issue North - Lighting The Way Feb 15-21 2016

The Guild of St George  - The Companion no 15 (2015) - The John Ruskin Prize

Norman Ackroyds review of 2014 RA Summer Exhibition…/norman-ackroyd-views-the-royal-…

Robert Clarkes Guardian Review of solo exhibition at Tarpey Gallery


BBC4 John Moores Painting Prize with Alexi Sayle