My Journey - My Inspirations
I am very grateful to be an international, award-winning Sculptor who has been working professionally as an artist for over 20 years.
My love of nature and art stems from my upbringing in the idyllic Cotswolds and no doubt my inspiring surroundings encouraged my artistic flair!
In the Beginning:
I started my career with enrolment in a Sculpture Fine Art BA Honours Degree. This encouraged a path which started with more traditional sculpture processes, with nature often being the inspiration for my work - later on I was then able to focus on my personal goal of pushing technical boundaries.
My Sculptures: A natural progression into contemporary bronze castings and high impact stainless sculptures ensued. I relished the challenge and was able to produce unique pieces such as ‘Swan Taking Off’ and ‘Cortex Vortex’, which have stood the test of time and to this day are still considered to be amongst my best work.
My 3D Wall Art: A period working closely with the abstract, canvas artist Swarez inspired exploration of form and colour in 3 dimensions. Coming from a Sculptor’s perspective it was my goal to produce a 3D effect instead of the 2D norm and painting on clear acrylic, plus adding mirrors, allows me to achieve unique 3D pieces.
My Artistic Furniture: Contemporary and traditional processes combined – my passion for creating form by combining reclaimed old with modern new, enables me to produce personalised and functional art - sculptural and bespoke furniture.
This is where it all happens - my own little escape where all of my ideas come to fruition!
Being based in such beautiful surroundings definitely adds to my inbuilt creativity, enabling me to come up with ground breaking concepts and devising ways of pushing technical boundaries to produce unique forms.
I am proud to be one of the Artists represented by the prestigious Paragon Gallery in Cheltenham.
At the gallery you will find several of my creations and I regularly show my work in their exhibitions, but you can view all the very latest pieces available or enquire about a bespoke commission here on my website!
ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS SO FAR:
Chelsea Flower Show – Gold Award – Dragonflies
Chelsea Flower Show – Gold Award – Kingfishers
3 Gold awards at The RHS Chelsea flower show 2011/12/13 working alongside The waterside Nursery and Sally Hanson.
Cheltenham Open Art Prize: International Selling Artist
I have also exhibited my work at many of the main outdoor Sculpture Exhibitions around the UK, such as Fresh Air at Quenington.