Brief Biography: After an apprenticeship in the car industry which taught me a lot about materials and how they work along with instilling my core principal of a good design is something which is elegant and performs more than one task, I quickly set up my own design and engineering company.
After 20+ years in engineering I found that the world didnt value quality and low cost was all that mattered so took my self off to a fine art degree course where cost was never mentioned just all the other things I cared about, quality aesthetics finish and beauty. 15 years on and I have established a niche for larger outdoor metal and often kinetic pieces. The main aim is to make work I like and enjoy making.
This year I find that my inspiration remain the same, nature and beautiful curves shapes and movement you find everywhere as you look at this world we inhabit, but I have had to come up with some new ways of working as my body keeps reminding me Im older than I used to be.
I have been developing new pieces which are still large in scale but made either made up of small elements or in lighter materials which are easier to manipulate.
I have also revisited a couple of older pieces this year with new materials and finishes giving them a completely new feel like Teardrop in patinated steel you decide?
Creating large scale kinetic pieces which please me is what I do quite well and always result in them having a calm and natural feel which it seems others also find appealing.
I have started work on some new pieces for 2022 one is involving many dozens of elements so keep an eye out and see what the finished work turns out like.
Hopefully 2022 will see us all working out how to live a new normal as we live with the various challenges thrown at us and we can all get out and about to exhibitions and shows again