He was born in England, and came to Australia in 1965. He was exhibited in the finalists for the Sulman Prize in 1981, 2003 and 2006.
He won the Dobell Prize in 2001 with Eddy Avenue (3)
He was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2003
His painting Robert Drewe (in the swell) 2006 was a 2006 Archibald Prize finalist
His painting Beach life (pink zinc and figures) 2006 won the inaugural Kilgour Prize at the Newcastle Region Gallery in 2006