I studied at Reigate School of Art and Design for 5 years in the Sculpture Dept.
I have worked for myself since I left in 1977. Among the work I have done during this time includes Assistant to John Skelton Sculptor, wood carving and restoration, puppet and mask making for theatre and television. Since 1985 I have mainly been working in the memorial area design and carving gravestones, commemorative plaques and house signs.
In between all this I work on my own sculpture which is figurative to abstract some of which are for commission.
I tend to work in a direct medium i.e. carving wood, stone and recently using sheet lead. I feel that the original crispness is retained. I also use clay and plaster which would be cast into metal or resin. In the future I would like to try working on the construction of different materials.
My inspirations and influences are often taken from organic forms. I work very much from intuition, emotional responses to form, movement in a static form, spaces within shapes and expression of the human condition.
I would like to incorporate plants with sculptures for gardens.