Who am I?
I'm a British artist. I live in the pleasant market town of Ormskirk within commuting distance of the imposing modern metropolis of Liverpool.
What do I do?
I sculpt mostly in clay, casting into plaster and occasionally bronze. I also create fired ceramics pieces.
My subject is primarily the human figure which I approach with reference to the classical figurative tradition. I try to blend classical sensibilities with imaginative invention.
Although my focus is on sculpture I also work in a variety of 2D media such as painting and drawing.
Where might you have seen my work?
I have had solo exhibitions around the region including Cedar Farm in Mawdsley , Art House in Southport and, most recently, the Heron Theater in Beetham. I have also been involved with various joint shows with other artists in the North West. I exhibit work on a regular basis with the various local art organisations I belong to such as Liver Sketching Club and Dotart. I have had my work in the West Lancs Open Exhibition at the Chapel Gallery in Ormskirk, the Sefton Open in Southport and in the Liverpool Art Fair. You might also be able to find me at Arts and Crafts Markets where I occasionally take some of my ceramics work.
I have done demonstrations of drawing and sculpture technique at local art groups over the last few years. I also work to commission and have a variety of works in private hands locally and internationally.
Can I commission a piece of artwork from you?
I accept commissions in a variety of media: sculpture, painting or drawing. I have included an example below of commissioning a portrait sculpture to illustrate the process.
My portrait work is produced from life wherever possible. Ideally in the first sitting I will be producing drawings as well as taking photographs and measurements that can be used as a reference to continue the work between sittings. After that a number of sittings could be arranged during which the clay sculpture would be brought to completion. Alternatively more work might be done based on the photographic images, for instance for small children who find it difficult to sit still for extended periods.
On completion of the clay model you have various options for the casting of the piece – either in plaster or bronze, and with a variety of finishes. Bronze is by far the most durable and beautiful casting material for sculpture but also costly due to the complexity of the process which I entrust to a local fine art foundry.
The prices for my sculpture reflect the size, detail and finish of the piece as well as whether it is a unique piece. Contact me for further details.
How can you contact me?