I am mostly concerned with form and abraction. My sculptures are not simply abstract forms but always take on an anthropomorphic quality because of my fascination in people and relationships. I need to give my work an emotional charge, which transpires into dynamic and sensual sculptures.
My forms develop through drawings and often a wax 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 am constrantly trying to produce work that transcends the difficulties and ugliness of modern life to evoke a vision of calm and contentment. 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
Duke of Gloucester Award for Excellence in Stone Carving, The Worshipful Company of Masons
Higher Diploma in Historic Carving, City & Guilds of London Art School
BA Hons degree in Fine Art, Newcastle University
Merit in Fine Art Foundation Studies, Chelsea School of Art & Design