As an artist I am fascinated by concepts of community and identity and how these are expressed in the public realm in terms of marking territory, claiming ownership and passing on stories. I would therefore define my self as a narrator and recorder of events, often everyday things that we take for granted but that can define our culture, heritage, our sense of self and belonging.
These interests are manifested in contemporary works that are intended to create a commentary and narration through community poetry, a celebration of cultural and historical values, raising hopes and aspirations or confronting issues such as identity, belonging and indeed conflict.
The work I create is influenced by the tradition of my craft. I aim to produce high quality work, beautifully executed with a coherent understanding of medium, yet with a thoroughly contemporary execution. With a desire to narrate and tell a story I aim to produce works which will reach far beyond our lifetime creating a permanent and lasting record and insight into our life and times. Each piece identifies what we value, for future generations to enjoy.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training
1993 - Apprentice lettercarver to Richard Kindersley, Richard Kindersley studio, Kennington, London
1992 - Post Diploma Lettering, City and Guilds of London Art School, London
1989 - Diploma in Lettering, City and Guilds of London Art School, London
2008 - Riverside Artwork, Banks of the River Foyle, Londonderry
2007 - Children at Play, The Fountain Estate, Londonderry
2006 - Tracks and Trails, Frienz Beck Nature Reserve, Diss
2006 - Tree of Hope, East Oxford Health Centre, Oxford