Known for his pottery and tapestries, this cross-dressing visual artist often included images of his female identity, "Claire," in his artwork.
While attending the King Edward VI Grammar School in Chelmsford, Essex, England, he spent his free time building model airplanes.
During his teens, he became an open transvestite and was also involved in the English punk scene.
He and his wife, English psychologist Philippa Perry, welcomed a daughter, Florence, in 1992.
He was, at one point, a roommate of Culture Club vocalist Boy George.