I am a graphic artist and illustrator. My current project is a graphic novel/comic book about the lives of my dogs. Prior to this my practice focused broadly on landscape, and more specifically on the contrast between enduring and precarious life, such as ancient trees in threatened locations, resulting in my extended graphic project about iconic pine trees in West Kirby and Bethlehem. I also paint and draw landscapes in a semi-abstract form. I like to adopt hybrid drawing methods, and often impose imaginative ideas upon naturalistic starting points.
I am Emeritus Professor in Education at the University of Chester, and I previously led the Artist-Teacher programmes at Goldsmiths College and LJMU. Formerly I was Principal Editor of the International Journal of Art & Design Education, and I have published many articles and books about my research into creative education. I co-direct RECAP, a research centre on creativity in education.