My early work was predominently figurative, inspired by the likes of Rodin, who's emotive work stirs my soul. I too have a need to give my work emotional charge, achieved through dynamism and sensuality, the principles I continue to explore within my abstract work.
The form develops through drawings and often a clay maquette, looking at structure; light and shade; fluidity and balance. The work is then ready to be sculpted, the process of which inevitably changes the work once more, when my energy transfers to stone.
I want the spectator to feel the world I am trying to create, ethereally, and in reality by touching it with their hands.
Training & Awards
- Merit in Fine Art Foundation Studies, Chelsea School of Art & Design
- BA Hons degree in Fine Art, Newcastle University
- Higher Diploma in Historic Carving, City & Guilds of London Art School
- Duke of Gloucester Award for Excellence in Stone Carving, The Worshipful Company of Masons