Bronze sculpture (1 of 7 SOLD) 2/7 available; patination to order.
ALL SCULPTURE SALES INCLUDE A HAND-WRITTEN, DATED AUTHENTICATION, SIGNED BY THE ARTIST.
Bronze sculptures (1 and 2 of 7 with differing patinations). 1 of 7 available, 2 of 7 stolen in Somerset - not authenticated by the artist.
As a full-time artist/sculptor, my work has evolved over many years and derives from nature - the landscape and coast, water, and the human figure.
The starting points develop from visual 'ideas' in nature together with found objects - stones, shells, wood, plants and other materials, and my rational and emotional responses to the materials I am working with. My hand-carved wood sculptures are semi-figurative or abstract and express the unique character, grain, texture and colour of the wood. Many of the original pieces of mostly English native woods are from storm-damaged or dying trees, and my aim is to give the wood a 'new life'. Several have been translated into bronze enabling limited editions to be made from the unique wood piece. The more recent bronzes, which form my current main body of work, are the abstract sculptures which are intended to stand as outdoor or garden pieces. These are initially carved from solid plaster blocks before going through the 'lost wax' foundry process to produce the finished bronzes. These sculptures explore form and colour through texture, finish, and patination. This final stage - patination - is critical to the finished appearance and quality of the sculpture. I am about to begin working with clay to explore new textural directions.
I have exhibited at The Mall Galleries, the Manchester Academy, the Royal West of England Academy and in group and solo exhibitions. I am represented by The Riverside Gallery, Barnes - and Kennaway Gallery, Sidmouth. Memberships: Southwest Sculptors Association - My sculptures are in private collections in the UK, France, Holland and Hong Kong.