Jeff Astle was born in Nottingham on 2nd December 1973.
When Jeff was 14 months he fell gravely ill and had to stay in hospital until he was 4 years old. When he left the hospital he was a C4 tetraplegic , which means he has no use of his arms or legs.
During the period when he felt better Jeff attended Chailey Heritage Craft School and then went to Lord Mayor Treloar College in Alton Hampshire in 1990 where he studied photography and art for 3 years.
Jeff was originally admitted to the MFPA in 1993 but left for personal reasons in 1998. He has since returned to resume his artistic career as a student with the organization.