Carl was born on 21 September 1958.
He was educated at the local Comprehensive school but has received no special tuition in art and therefore is a self taught artist.
Having left school in 1976 to pursue a career in retail management, Carl took this path for seven years until he began painting. His subjects usually include wildlife and farmyard scenes. His work is instantly recognisable by the fine detail and delicate brushwork that is reminiscent of Grimshaw, Hunt and Herring.