Born in Worcester in 1949, he moved to Ireland at a very early age. He was educated in Ireland and graduated from the National College of Art & Design in 1973. In 1975 he held his first one - person in the Neptune Gallery in Dublin, and in 1980 he moved to the Taylor Galleries where he has had regular solo shows every since.
He represented Ireland in the XI Biennale de Paris in 1980, and has since represented Ireland abroad a number of times.
In the early 1980s he was the subject of an Arts Council touring exhibition, travelling throughout Ireland. In 2004 he was again the subject of a major retrospective, held first in the RHA Gallagher Gallery, and subsequently in the Ulster Museum in Belfast in 2005, under the auspices of the Nissan Art Project, which took a concentrated review of his work over the previous decade, with a coda added of paintings from the late seventies through the eighties. He has exhibited widely in Ireland, England, Europe and the USA.His work can be found in many public, corporate and private collections. He exhibits regularly with the Taylor Galleries in Dublin and the Fenton Gallery in Cork. He has been a full member of the Royal Hibernian Academy since 1996, where he is presently the Keeper, and a member of Aosdána since its inception. He is represented by the Taylor Galleries in Dublin.