Thursday, 22 December 2016

From the Land at the Old Station Gallery

I have been invited to exhibit several sculptures in this New Year exhibition at the Old Station Gallery in Rowsley near Bakewell in Derbyshire. The exhibition runs from 14th January until 22nd February with a preview on Saturday 14th January 3-5pm.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Sunlight and shadows

Thank you to the Williamson family for this dramatic picture of the sculptural seat in Congleton Park

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Sculptural seat unveiled in Congleton Park

The sculptural seat I was commissioned to create has been unveiled at an event attended by her family and local dignitaries. The seat is in commemoration of Margaret Williamson, a local community champion who passed away last year.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

The Old Station Gallery Open exhibition

I am pleased to say I have had two works 'Eden' and woodcut 'Above us the Trees' selected for the Old Station Gallery Open in Rowsley, Derbyshire. The exhibition starts with a preview on Saturday 24th September 3 - 5pm and runs until 26th October.

Monday, 12 September 2016

East Cheshire Hospice Art Fair 2016

I am pleased once again to be exhibiting in the East Cheshire Hospice Art Fair at Macclesfield Town Hall. It starts this Friday 16th and runs until Sunday 25th September, showing work by over 100 artists.

eye of the hurricane

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Avebury Manor: sculptures and standing stones

I was delighted to be invited to exhibit work in this years Avebury Manor sculpture show. Last week I installed 4 pieces of sculpture in the gardens of this historic National Trust manor house. Afterwards we explored the incredible standing stones that surround the house. The landscape is part of Wiltshires' Stonehenge World Heritage site. The exhibition runs until 25th September.

top: Shelter from the Sky, middle: Sprite II, bottom: Above us the Trees

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Brackenbury Grove gate commission

Three leafy stainless steel panels now adorn the gates at the new Brackenbury Grove housing development in Hammersmith, west London. I was commissioned by One Housing Group to create the artwork, inspired by silver birch trees.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Sculpture garden at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show

Really pleased to have two of my sculptures - Ostara and Above us the Trees - included in 'Art in the Garden' at RHS Tatton this year.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Public commission in Congleton Park

Congleton Partnership and Congleton Community Projects recently asked artists to submit proposals for a public art piece in commemoration of Margaret Williamson. Margaret was active at all levels of the community and her energy and inspiration was behind many voluntary groups and organisations in Congleton. Margaret’s love of nature and environmental sustainability was manifested through her work for the Cheshire Wildlife Trust, Congleton in Bloom and helping to organise several Environmental Festivals in the Park to name a few projects.
Her sudden passing in April 2015 left the community reeling and the need to celebrate her love of life, her energy and her commitment has found expression in this project.

I am delighted that my proposal was chosen by public vote. It is to create a unique globe-shaped metal bench with seats facing the four points of the compass. It would have a contemporary sculptural form providing contemplative views of the river and the park. The artwork will be laser-cut with patterns inspired by local tree and plant life, similar to my portfolio, to reflect Margaret’s deep love of the natural world. It would also incorporate inspirational literary quotes, again referencing nature. The sculpture is due to be completed in October 2016 and unveiled in November.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Queen Mary 2 sails with new artwork onboard

The Cunard cruise ship Queen Mary 2 has just set sail after a major refit. I was delighted to be commissioned to create 11 new wall sculptures for the luxurious Princess Grill restaurant.  Three pieces (above) are woodcuts in frames, the other eight are powder coated aluminium.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Now showing at The Tarpey Gallery

On Saturday we went over to deliver three pieces of my work to the Tarpey Gallery in Castle Donington near Derby.
The gallery, in a contemporary barn conversion, is situated behind one of the oldest buildings in Castle Donington, and is set in a beautiful sculpture garden surrounded by trees and farmland.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Topiary, trees and sculpture

My work is now in place in the topiary garden at West Lavington Manor ready for the sculpture exhibition that starts next week.
top: Ostara in polished stainless steel
middle: Silver birch in patinated copper
bottom: Awakening in corten

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Art in the Garden, Wiltshire

I am looking forward to travelling to Wiltshire next week to install my work in the topiary garden at West Lavington Manor.

This major exhibition features work in bronze, ceramic, glass, steel, stone and resin by 29 contemporary sculptors. The Manor’s long established garden is absolutely stunning and new elements include a Japanese garden and birch grove - all providing beautiful settings for placing artists work.

10 West Lavington Manor
Thursday 26 May - Sunday 12 June
11am - 6pm (closed Mondays & Tuesdays, open Bank Holiday Monday 30 May)
Tickets £7 adults, seniors £5, children under 16 free.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Sculptures aboard the Norwegian Escape

Last year I was commissioned to make four stainless steel sculptures for the new Norwegian Escapes cruise ship. The sculptures, Sprite I & II, Ostara and Sundance, look out to sea from the Waterfront deck, part of the Cellars wine bar. The ship sails around the Caribbean from Miami.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Celebrating Art in the Garden: West Lavington Manor

I am pleased to have been invited to take part in this years exhibition of sculpture at West Lavington Manor in Wiltshire organised by Friends of the Garden. Here is a preview of one of several new pieces that will be on show.
The exhibition runs from 26th May to 12 June, open Wednesday to Sunday 11 - 6pm.

Monday, 18 January 2016

New work in Woodstock

On Saturday we went to Oxfordshire to deliver some of my sculptures to the Junction Art Gallery. The Gallery is a hidden gem in the beautiful market town of Woodstock, next to Blenheim Palace. Showing a variety of work by British-based artists and makers, owner Kate exhibits an inspiring collection of contemporary studio ceramics, glass, jewellery, paintings, prints and sculpture. New collections arrive throughout the year and regular exhibitions highlight new talent alongside established artists.  The Gallery will also be showing my work at Reading Contemporary Art Fair from 22nd-24th April 2016.

Awakening, 1.1m diameter, stainless steel