PROFILE

Born in London, I graduated from West Surrey College of Art & Design (University of the Creative Arts) and went on to teach in Further and Higher Education for the next 17 years. In 2009 I retired from education to concentrate more on my own work.

Since then I have become a Member of the Royal Society of Sculptors (MRBS). I have exhibited widely in London, across the UK, in France, Italy and the USA. I have been commissioned to produce five large Public Art Sculptures and my work has been shown in the sculpture gardens of a number of the UK’s stately homes.

The work encompasses both the figurative and abstract, the language and methodology used, often informs each. Whether this is modelling in clay / plaster, carving wood / stone or constructing using welded steel.

I have worked from my studios, House Carpenters, built 1740, in the Historic Dockyard since 1990. The architecture and industrial heritage of the former Royal Naval dockyard are a constant inspiration.

Fallen exhibition at Rochester Cathedral invitation

EXHIBITIONS

2018 – Arc I, Eve, Jane, Between The Lines – The Vaults, “An Evening Of Meat” a Choreography and Sculpture Exhibition, Waterloo, London.

2016 – Rochester Contemporary Arts Centre, New York State, USA.

2016 – Eve – Burghley House Sculpture Garden, “Metallic Exhibition,” Stamford.

2015 – Balius, Bridge, Podagros – Birtley House Sculpture Garden, Guildford.

2014 – Arc I – Doddington Hall Sculpture Garden “In Beauty May I Walk Exhibition,” Doddington.

2014 – Quintessence – Burghley House Sculpture Garden, “Elemental Exhibition,” Stamford.

2014 – Fallen III – Il Tre Archangeli Galleria, Verona, Italy.

2014 – Liberty Property Trust, “Art for Business Exhibition,” Kings Hill.

2013 – Callipyge – Gallerie Aqui Siam Ben, “In Movement Exhibition,” Vallauris, Côte d’Azur France.

2013 – The Aubrey Art Gallery, “Pushing Boundaries Exhibition,” Great Dunmow.

2013 – Arc I – Burghley House Sculpture Garden, “Surface Exhibition,” Stamford.

2013 – Blackall Gallery, “Something Special Exhibition,” Shoreditch, London.

2012 – The Aubrey Art Gallery, Great Dunmow.

2012 – Triangulum – Mottisfont Abbey, “Stargazing Exhibition,” National Trust Property.

2012 – Bridge – The Crypt Gallery, St.Ives, Cornwall.

2012 – Eightfold – Kaleidoscope Gallery, “Free For All Exhibition,” Sevenoaks.

2012 – The Menier Gallery, “UA Open Exhibition,” London.

2011 – Arc I – Mottisfont Abbey, “Angel Garden Exhibition,” National Trust Property.

2011 – Arc I – Harold Martin Botanic Garden, “A Decade of Sculpture Exhibition,” University of Leicester.

2011 – King-Post, Bridge, Labyrinth – Rhondda Heritage Park, “Inside Out Exhibition,” Trehafod, South Wales.

2011 – Bridge – The Menier Gallery, “UA Open Exhibition,” London.

2011 – King-Post, Balius – No.1 Smithery Gallery, “Art in the Dockyard,” Chatham Historic Dockyard.

2010 – Sfizio, Holborn, London.

2010 – Arc I Maquette, Mandorla – The Bristol Gallery, “To Be Confirmed Exhibition,” Harbourside, Bristol.

2009 – Ignition Gallery, Chatham Historic Dockyard.

1994 – Drury Lane Gallery, London.

1993 – The Knapp Gallery, Regent’s Park, London.

1993 – Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, “Salon des Refusés,” Waterloo, London.

1992 – The Knapp Gallery, Regent’s Park, London.

1992 – Space Frame Gallery, Gillingham.

1991 – The Knapp Gallery, Regent’s Park, London.

1991 – Neville Gallery, Canterbury.

1991 – Kent Institute of Art & Design, “Landmark Sculpture Exhibition,” Canterbury.

1990 – Francis Illes Gallery, Rochester.

1989 – Cher’s Gallery, Tobacco Wharf, London.

1988 – Kent Reliance Gallery, Chatham.

1987 – The Castle Gallery, Rochester.

Arc I at Leicester Botanic Gardens with sculptor, Ian Campbell-Briggs (abstract figurative sculpture)

COMMISSIONS

2007 – Arc I commissioned by Medway Council for the Fuse Festival at Rochester Cathedral.

2012 – Triangulum commissioned by the National Trust for Mottisfont Abbey.

2013 – Juno commissioned by Guildford Borough Council for the G-Live Arts Centre, Guildford.

2015 – W-M-C commissioned by Barchester PLC for Friston House.

2015 – Xylem commissioned by the Royal Horticultural Society for the Fresh Garden at RHS Chelsea.

PUBLICATIONS & CATALOGUES

Arc I Maquette – “To Be Confirmed,” forward by Dr Dorothy Rowe, Bristol University.

Arc I – “A Decade of Sculpture,” forward by Professor Sir Robert Burgess & Dr John Sydney Carter FRBS, University of Leicester.

Arc I – “Surface Burghley,” Sculpture Garden forward by Michael Shaw PhD.

Callipyge “In Movement,” edited by AIR Vaullauris in English & French.

Quintessence – “Elemental Burghley,” Sculpture Garden forward by Michael Shaw PhD.

Laocoonic Labyrinth,  Medusa, Völundarhús – “Making Sculpture from Scrap Metal,” by Peter Parkinson, Crowood Press.

Xylem – RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015, featured in “Celebrate the Show.”

Eve – “Metallic Burghley,” Sculpture Garden forward by Michael Shaw PhD.

Juno commission at G-Live, Guildford with sculptor, Ian Campbell-Briggs (abstract figurative sculpture)

Royal Society of Sculptors