My paintings and sculptures are inspired by my love for wildlife and nature. I live in rural Wyre, a beautiful part of Lancashire situated between the Forest of Bowland hills and the coast. Most of my work results from a fleeting moment or chance encounter; a sudden flash of sunlight through the trees, a flock of waders rising from the shore.
I don’t see my sculptures as a separate art form, they feel like making a drawing come to life. I trained originally as a scientific illustrator at Blackpool and the Fylde School of Art and all my work is underpinned by my studies of form and anatomy. I enjoy the serendipitous results of using reclaimed and up-cycled metal in my welded sculptures, and I am also currently experimenting with the use of the water jet cutting process to create a new range of metal sculptures in steel and copper.
My work is featured in private collections worldwide and I have exhibited in galleries and shows throughout the UK. You can view my work in my gallery, and purchase available originals in my online shop.
I run art classes open to people of all abilities in Halton Mill, near Lancaster, and occasional workshops elsewhere. New members are always welcome in my classes, space permitting. Contact me to book or for more details.