Wednesday, 5 October 2016

carving workshop

This year I have started running carving workshops

Everyone has enjoyed the day all producing wonderful sculptures

most participants have never carved before some have only worked in 2D
a full days carving allows them to complete a piece of sculpture they are happy with.
starting in plaster, breeze block or wood

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Portraits in 2016

This year I have renewed my interest in painting portraits
I went on a portrait course at RBSA this summer. I enjoyed it very much learning from the experience; mainly that it just takes a lot of time and practice.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

work in production

"cat & mice 2"a copy of one of my most popular early carvings
its similar to the first piece, but it'l never be identical

This piece is based on my recent award winning piece, "Dance"

this time I used a much bigger block
this gives me a lot more scope, 3 dimensionally
diving fish

carved in soapstone and will polish up nicely

Friday, 17 July 2015

LSA Award for sculpture

 Leamington Studio Artist annal exhibition on at Warwickshire College until 25th July

winning piece "Dance" breeze block

a relatively simple piece inspired by a mix of a fertility symbol
and my experience of going to Pilates 

"Bite Your Tongue" also on show 

"Kissing fish" a pair of breeze block sculptures

originally one piece  
3 hours before submission DISASTER  

after a bit of colourful language I turned it into 2 pieces

and in my opinion an improvement.
another Happy accident 

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Sculptures inspired by wild life

title"Dolphins" stone White alabaster, size 39 x 40 cm, date 2014
title "Slip Away", stone white alabaster, size 23 x 12 cm, date 2014
title "Leaping Fish", soap stone, size 15 x 20 cm, date 2010
title "Nest",soap stone, size 20 x 20 cm  date 2012
title "Whale", soap stone, size 30 x 15 cm, date 2015