Studied sculpture at the Central School of Art 1970-1973. Originally from the North East I split my life between London and St Ives.
I am primarily a sculptor with a workshop close to St Ives, working in a mixture of mild steel, wood, and other recycled ephemera. My sculptures range from the miniature to large scale garden/indoor sculptures.
Originally from the North East, where hard edged steel and chemical plants (used to) sit alongside beautiful wild moorland and seascapes, much like the amazing Cornish landscape.
My work often reflects this juxtaposition
I work in a wide range of mediums, ranging from digital photography, print, paint, wood etc. My abstract figurative work comment on modern media/ fashion photography or simply family groups
The welded steel abstracts relate more to feelings of shape, space, balance, movement, windy barren moorlands, horizons, the ever restless sea and the everchanging clouds.
The physicality of the welding process can be likened to drawing in steel in its immediacy.
Miniature domes (minimemorydomes) are produced by the chance meeting of objects but derive from personal memories.
They have been given their own titles and in some cases poems, but the viewer will naturally and should ascribe their own story or meaning to them.
My work is represented in various private collections around the world.