I started sculpting in the seventies and was particularly influenced by family friend and sculptor Jonathan Kenworthy, whose sketches and sculptures of the people and animals of East Africa were a source of great inspiration. I have been modelling animals and the human form ever since.
My childhood years were spent immersed in the beauty of the Cornish land- and sea-scapes. The forms and shapes wrought by the forces of nature have always been very present in my life.
More recently, I have been studying for three years at the Sculpture Academy and Art Academy in London. Traditional skills with a particular emphasis on understanding the human figure have been central to the Academy’s philosophy. In addition I have taken the opportunity to embrace the relationship with other materials such as wood, stone, cement fondue and steel.
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