Influenced by a moral upbringing, I possess an ethical consciousness with a fascination for the question, “How do Humans Behave?”
I am inspired to create work that celebrates man’s ability to survive over adversity, to illustrate that when we are fragile and alone, that is when our true humanity shines through. We endure despite our flaws and it is our whole selves that make us wonderful.
An international multi award-winning sculptor, I have work in permanent collections throughout the UK, USA, Singapore and Netherlands. Client commissions include both the private and corporate sector including Juliet Sargeant, The BBC, Netflix, and Art Collectors.
inspired by a moral upbringing, and the tenuous existence of man, I possess an ethical consciousness along with a fascination for man’s ability to survive.
Through the medium of sculpture I explore the fragile relationship between man and his society. Isolation, miscommunication, frailty and strength are most attractive.
Influenced by the ethnography’s of participant anthropologists, in particular Mary Douglas, Nigel Barley and Evelyn Hatcher, I obtained a first class honors degree in fine art from Nottingham Trent University, 1996, and undertook postgraduate studies at Loughborough University, where my tutors included John Atkin FRBS and Dan Archer FRBS.
After working on large scale installations / sculptures up to 4 meters in length and at the more intimate scale, 50 cm cubed in mixed media, I now focus on creating emotive figurative sculptures in bronze, that celebrate man’s physical and emotional survival over adversity.
I employ an illustrative style that pertains to theatrical gesturing, with particular attention made in re-creating detail to the face, hands and feet. The strong athletic body shapes of dancers and athletes inspire me. When combined with geometric architectural supports, in steel, bronze and stone, I aim to show a contemporary approach in our understanding of bronze sculpture, lifting it off the plinth and making it appear less monumental and traditional.
A member of The Royal Society of Sculptors and member of The Free Painters and Sculptors, London, I have received numerous awards including an international art competition for ‘Narcissus’ and best work in show from Richard Deacon CBE at Creekside, London. My work sits in the permanent collection of the Robert T Webb Sculpture Garden in the USA and the new ‘Blue Peter Garden’ at RHS Bridgewater