Education.

University of Ulster BA Fine and Applied Art (ceramics) 2009– 2012.

SERC  Foundation 2008-09 Edexcel BTEC NQF level 3  Art and Design foundation Diploma .South Eastern Regional College ,(SERC)2007 –08 NOCN  level 2 Creative Art.

Dundonald Boys High School  1978-83

Awards.

The Arts Society of Ulster  Graduate Award 2012.

2011 awarded the Richard K Degenhardt Belleek Collectors Scholarship.(Ceramic category) 

 Dundonald Art club  2009 founders trophy.   

Work Experience.

1984-89. City and guilds light vehicle body repair apprenticeship ,(distinction).

1989-2007. Seven years  employed  by Car body repair workshops ,four years employed as aircraft fitter , 4 years self employed classic car restoration ,2 years self employed airbrush custom paintwork, one year motorhome manufacture.

Art Based Work Experience.

Part time ceramic lecturer, South east regional college 

Braid centre children’s summer workshops airbrush art. 2009

Castlereagh Borough Council children’s summer scheme airbrush art. 2009

Demonstration on airbrush art at Dundonald Art Club. 2009

Ballybeen womens centre workshop with youth club leading to large indoor mural funded by Castlereagh Council. 2010

Brooklands youth centre summer scheme, ceramic sculpture workshop leading to large ceramic sculpture funded by Castlereagh Council.  2010

Subway mural at Tullycarnet funded by Castlereagh Council. 2011

Laverys Bars, Belfast, Commission for outdoor mural and ceramic seat tops. 2011

Exhibitions. 

Foundation year  work shown in The Yard Gallery, Holywood. 2009

Dundonald Art Club end of year Show 2009 and 2010 St. Marks Parish Church, Holywood Road Belfast.

Dundonald Art Club founders trophy 2009

Fusion 2010, Space Craft Exhibition Area, College Street, Belfast.

Art in the Loft, Solo exhibition, Talking Drums, 30th Apirl 29th May 2011.

Fusion 2011, Space Craft Exhibiton Area, College Street Belfast.

Piece work friends 2011, Stacia Blake and 54 friends, National and International, Dunamaise Art Centre, Portlaoise, Ireland.

Elementals Birds, Inga and Andy Hamilton with additional works by over 40 international artists, 24th Oct  – 10th Dec  2011. The Richard F Bush Art Gallery and permanent collection, St Lawrence University, Canton, New York State..  

Washington USA ,
The Art and Craft of Beer Gateway Community Development Corporation Saturday, 
June 1, 2013 , winner of Frankenstein category  

FIRING SOUND 
20th September–  19th October 2013 
 Andrew Cooke   and Robert Martin
Matthew Whiteside,