Vincent Lavell was born in Liverpool in 1960. He studied painting at Liverpool Polytechnic (1983-86) and at the Metropolitan University Manchester (1992-93) He has worked in a variety of educational contexts including universities, prisons and hospitals.
Vincent has exhibited his work widely and has a painting in the national collection (Williamson Art Gallery and Museum). From 1989 to 2004 Vincent worked as a freelance educator and Education Curator at Tate Liverpool. He continues to teach full time at Wirral Met College.