included in the editioned book “Who’s Who in Art” - Editor Charles Baile de Laperiere – Biographies of leading men and women in Britain today.
I studied Fine Art at Middlesex University under several well known Artist's, Richard Wentworth, currently head of sculpture at the Royal College of Art and Painter Paula Rego.I graduated with a BA (hons) degree in Fine Art at Middlesex University and a Master of Arts Fine Art in Printmaking in 1984, from the RCA under the late Professor Alistair Grant.At the Royal College of Art,Professor Grant managed to get financial support for me to complete my degree from a bursary scholarship from the late Sir Henry Moore's Foundation, and I visited Much Hadham in 1984, to see Henry Moore working away in his studio, with a questions and answer's group workshopand a walk around Much Hadhams estates.
During my time at the Royal College of Art under the guidance and influence of Professor Alistair Grant in my first year second term I went on an exchange to the I’ Ecole des Arts Decorative Paris in France, to be an apprentice with the famous print technique's master's studying etching ,lithography and printmaking.
There I was very privileged to work with the print technicians’ of Picasso Chagall, Rouault and Henry Moore, as Alistair Grant spoke fluent French and negioated time for his students to study abroad also promoting the very best for his students, creating opportunities for study and experience abroad. Alf Dunn had very different skills, as a Tutor.
The Exchange in Paris produced some interesting changes to the work. I completed my Masters degree in Printmaking the work very much inspired by the French Tradition of Painter -printmakers.
My degree exhibition in Kensington Gore's Henry Moore gallery was a great commercial success with a series of colour etchings all inspired by the classical world of the Greeks. “Achilles prepares himself for the Battle” –etching designs were taken up by a Commercial T-shirt company became one of many Art inspired t-shirts, Cream Teas.