Rochdale College of Art (Intermediate Art Course); Manchester College of Art (Fashion Design Course); Royal College of Art (Fashion Design Degree Course - awarded MDesRCA 1968).
After leaving college, worked in the garment industry as a designer and pattern cutter for several firms. Employed by Barbara Hulanicki as a pattern cutter and colourist, and designed the children's department in the third of her four shops. During this time, freelance illustration for magazines and newspapers had been increasing and from 1973 has been completely self-employed.
BOOKS (AS AUTHOR ILLUSTRATOR)
THE STICKY CHILD (1981 USA Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 2013 Ebook by Piggle Press); THE WITCH'S HANDBOOK (1984-2018, over thirty editions throughout the world); THE SCHOOL IN MURKY WOOD (1992/3 UK Orchard Books and USA Chronicle, 2013 Ebook by Piggle Press); IN STITCHES (2012 iBookstore and Lulu.com).
BOOKS (AS ILLUSTRATOR)
Including: COOKING IS A GAME YOU CAN EAT by Fay Maschler (1975 UK Kestrel and Puffin); 1000 THINGS YOU OUGHT TO KNOW by Ginette Chevalier (1980 UK Jill Norman and Futura); RADIO TIMES PUZZLE BOOK by Clive Doig (1981 UK Penguin); THE CHRISTMAS HANDBOOK with Alan Dart (1986 - 89, twelve editions throughout the world); POB'S POEMS AND WORD GAMES by Anne Wood and Robin Stevens (1988 UK Magnet); THE PARTY HANDBOOK with Alan Dart (1990 UK Pavilion); THE MAGIC HANDBOOK with Alan Dart (1992 UK Pavilion and USA Chronicle); CLASS ACT by Lynda Lee-Potter (2000 UK Metro and Piatkus); THE PIGGLES' WINTER TREAT with Alan Dart (2013 Ebook by Piggle Press) .
Designed various cards for GALLERY FIVE, SKATZ/ELGIN COURT and his own company ARTY CORNER.
MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS
Illustrations have appeared in over 40 publications including: BELLA, BLUE JEANS, CHAT, CRICKET, DAILY EXPRESS, HI!, GUARDIAN, LOOK NOW, MELANIE, MIRABELLE, MOTHER, MOTHER & BABY, OBSERVER, OVER 21, PATCHES, RADIO TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, TV TIMES, VOGUE, WOMAN and WOMAN'S OWN. Regular commissions include: four comic strips - MADGE AND BERYL for JACKIE, LUCY'S LOT for PRIMA, THE WRIGHTS for WOMAN'S WEEKLY and IN STITCHES for SIMPLY KNITTING magazines; illustrating Lynda Lee-Potter's column in the DAILY MAIL; letters page and GOOD HEALTH, and GOOD ADVICE drawings for WOMAN'S WEEKLY.