Profile

Born in London, he graduated from West Surrey College of Art and Design (University for the Creative Arts), taught by Bob Russell, one of Henry Moore's technicians. After graduating he taught for 17 years in Further and Higher Education, retiring in 2009 to concentrate more on his own work.

He is a Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. He has exhibited widely in London, across the UK and has had two exhibitions in Europe. He has been commissioned to produce three large public art sculptures.

In his work he uses a number of materials, generally the starting point is clay, which is then cast into resin and occasionally bronze. The figure is often the inspiration, by way of analytical drawing in clay, which then inspires the formalised components. His use of welded steel is becoming more prevalent, both with other materials and in its own right.

The purely abstract work, although dispensing with the figure, is formally linked to the figurative sculptures. They explore enclosing space through planar construction or taking a line for a walk through space.


2015 Commissioned by the Royal Horticultural Society to make a 4 metre high sculpture, Xylem, for the Fresh area at the Chelsea Flower Show 2015. It will be exhibited for three consecutive years. 2014 Installed Juno, the commissioned sculpture for Guildford Borough Council at G Live on 25 June.

2014 Invited to open the sculpture garden exhibition at Birtley House, Surrey and give a brief talk on the history of garden sculpture exhibitions in the United Kingdom.

2014 Asked to exhibit at “I Tre Arcangeli” (The Three Archangels), “Il Sorriso Degli Angeli Exhibition”, Verona, Italy with proceeds going to the charity Operation Smile.

2013 Commissioned by Guildford Borough Council to design and fabricate a sculpture to commemorate the Olympic Torch Relay.

2011 Declared overall winner and “Artist of The Dockyard 2011” for the “Art in the Dockyard” exhibition, Chatham Historic Dockyard. The title and prize is sponsored by Winsor and Newton and GreatArt.

2011 Appointed Committee Member for the United Society of Artists with the role of Assistant Exhibitions Manager and Recruitment Manager.

2010 Elected Associate Member of Royal British Society of Sculptors.

2010 Elected to membership of United Society of Artists.

2010 “Product Project.” Designed an artist's chess set for the 2012 Olympics, “Olympic Totems.” Arts Council & MAS supported.

2009 Three R's (“Regeneration, Renewal, Renaissance,”) a 3-metre high resin and concrete sculpture, to be placed in a prominent landscaped area. Supported by Medway Renaissance.

2008 Rented a second studio at Chatham Historic Dockyard.

2007 Invited to make a site-specific, life-size winged figure for the FUSE Festival Rochester Cathedral. Arts Council supported.

1998—99 Art Lecturer & Art Therapist at H.M.P. Rochester.

1995—01 Art Tutor at the Bronte School, Gravesend.

1992 Painting commission for Greenwich Healthcare Trust.

1992—09 Tutor for KAES at Gravesend & Tunbridge-Wells teaching: Sculpture, Life Drawing, Painting & Drawing, Portrait & Access into Art & Design.

1992 Prize winner in the Gillingham Open for the bronze sculpture, “Bridge.”

1991 Elected to membership of the Society of Graphic Fine Art.

1990 Moved studio to Chatham Historic Dockyard.

1989 Drawing commission for Bexley Hospital.

1989 Design commission for the Chapel of Greenwich Healthcare Trust.

1988 Rented a studio at the Medway Arts Centre.

1984—87 B.A.(Hons) Degree Fine Art at West Surrey College of Art & Design.

1983—84 Pre B.A. Foundation at Medway College of Art & Design.