Mumps Bridge Oldham

When Oldham Was a Seaport Town

The Beautiful Game

Pavilion Cafe


School days prizes of book tokens were won for art and redeemed at Bardsley’s book shop on Yorkshire Street. (I will not mention the Swimming Certificate!}

In further education (2years at Oldham School of Art) I received The Sidney Andrew Memorial Scholarship Prize. With this I bought a new drawing board, T-Square, Steel Rule and ruling pen from Wildgoose’s on Union Street. These relics are still in my possession.

In recent years I have won prizes in competitions featured in
The Artist magazine. The prizewinning pieces were –
‘RUSH HOUR AT BLUE ANCHOR BAY’ – Second prize in the Winsor and Newton Summer Scenes Competition, 2007. ‘LANDSCAPE TECHNIQUE – THE CLAYWAIN ‘ in the Hahnemuhle Watercolour Competition, 2004.
‘BAYWATCH’ in the Cretacolor Drawing Competition, 2005.
‘THE EARLY BIRD – BALLOON GIRL’ in the Sennelier Watercolour Competition, 2011.

I have regularly had paintings selected for The Artist Magazine’s Patchings Exhibition & Competition. ‘BELGRAVIA’ won the ProArte Award in 2008. ‘THE PAVILION CAFE’ won the Clarefontaine Prize in 2001.

Two of my paintings, ‘THE BEAUTIFUL GAME’ and ‘MUMPS BRIDGE’ were purchased for the town’s permanent collection, following Gallery Oldham’s open exhibitions.

In 2013, the painting in acrylics ‘DAISY NOOK EASTER FAIR’ was selected for and sold at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition.




The Early Bird - Balloon Girl


Daisy Nook Easter Fair


Landscape Techinque - The Claywain


Rush Hour at Blue Anchor Bay

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