I am a sculptor and environmental artist whose main interest over the last few years has been in art in public places. I have worked throughout the UK as well as overseas in both urban and rural landscapes, indoors and outdoors, and have made sculptures which have been both permanent and temporary. My sculpture is site-specific in that it relates totally to the site taking into consideration the architecture, the landscape, the history, economy, ecology or mythology of the area. I use a wide variety of materials relevant to the project - wood, stone, bricks, steel, bronze, planting, rope, sand, water, glass, light, plastics, even feathers and drinks cans, etc. and enjoy working on both large and small scale. Influences Architecture/urban environment, environment/ecology, landscape, mythology, history, economy, landscape design, landfill sites.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training 2001 - Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors (FRBS) 1991 - M.Phil Fine Art, University of Leeds 1982 - BA Hons Fine Art, Manchester Polytechnic
2007 - "Homage to Fantin-Latour" in conjunction with 'Painting the Summer:Henri Fantin-Latour', York Art Gallery, York. 2006 - The Sword and the Stone, For Feelgood Theatre Productions, Heaton Park, Manchester. 1998 - Power Flowers, Stockport Art Gallery 1995 - The Rainbow, Chester Fringe Festival, Grosvenor Park, Chester. 1992 - Pool, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University. 1991 - Gold and Black, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Western Australia. 1990 - Manchester Connections', Olympic Festival, Rochdale Canal, Deansgate, Manchester. 1988 - Water, Earth to Growth, Friends of the Earth/Opportunities for Women, Islington Green, London. 1987 - Imagine a World, Watermans Arts Centre, London. 1984 - Sculptural Environment, Salford Art Gallery Projects 2013 -
Commissions and Projects.
2016. Sound Scape, with Julia Harding, a sculpture and music collaboration awarded an a-n Professional Development Bursary. 2016, The Giving Tree, for Tarporley War Memorial Hospital, Cheshire. 2015 “Between Sky and Earth”- Geumgang Nature Art Pre-Bienniale Exhibition. Korean Nature Artists Association – YATOO. Gongju, Republic of Korea. 2014-5 The Great War Remembered. Cheshire Artists Network Commemoration of those Involved in World War 1. Venues throughout Cheshire and including RAF Museum, Cosgrove. 2014 El Eco del Pasada. Tufi’Arte for AiNIN - International Art in Nature Symposium, Tufia, Gran Canaria. 2014. La Mouette/The Seagull for Bords de Vire, Saint-Lô and Tessy-sur-Vire, Normandy France for Usine Utopik. 2014 Falling Leaves for Sculpture in the Garden 2014. The Harold Martin Botanic Gardens, Leicester University. 2013 Sylvan Sparkle for Elephant Parade – The UK National Tour 2013/14. La Cloche Perdue, Fantastiques for Lez'Arts en Adret, Hautecour, Savoie, France 2012 - Asseyez-vous et Regardez, Mines d'Art en Sentier 2012, Saint Amand-Les-Eaux, France 2011 - Blue Bird, 3R's: Vale of Belvoir Sculpture Trail, Grantham Canal 2011 - Liber Plantarum, "A Decade of Sculpture" Harold Martin Botanic Gardens, University of Leicester 2011 - Red, 1st Olive Wood Symposium, Gangelt, Germany 2011 - River, For Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Entrance to Darwen Leisure Centre 2010 - Blooming Branches, ArtScape Biennial, Byron Bay, NSW, Australia 2009 - Dig a Little Deeper- Build on Solid Ground- Symposium and Conference, Elevate, East Lancashire 2009 - Snowdrops for Cambo, The Cambo Estate, Kingsbarns, St Andrews, Scotland 2009 - The Festival Labyrinth - with Jeff Teasdale, The Bollington Festival. Cheshire, Middlewood Way, off Grimshaw Lane, Bollington 2009 - The Terracotta Garden - with Woodford High School, The Verdin High School, Hebden Green Community School, Mid Cheshire College, Woodford High School , Winsford, Cheshire 2008 - "River", Darwen Leisure Centre Entrance, Darwen 2008 - "Spring, Summer and Autumn", 1, 2 and 3 for 'Something Beautiful', Cheshire Year of Gardens 2008, Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire 2008 - Saver > Screens, Co-operative Financial Services, CIS Building, Manchester 2008 - Solar Light for Kaunas Mene:Kontekstai/Kaunas in Art:Contexts, Galerija Meno Parkas, Kaunas, Lithuania 2008 - Timescale, Kelloe, Durham, 2008 - Une Riviere pour l'Arc Mosellan, 1er Symposium International de Sculpture de l'Arc Mosellan, Buding, France 2008 - Verso l'Inizio- Towards the Beginning, International Land Art Meeting in Humus Park, Pordenone, Italy 2007 - Art in Gardens Research and Development Bursary, Cheshire County Council, Cheshire. 2007 - Fresh Air, The Quenington Sculpture Trust, Cirencester, Gloucestershire 2006 - "The Sword and the Stone", for Feelgood Theatre Productions, 'Arthur- King of the Britons', Heaton Park, Manchester 2006 - Bouquet, Windmill Hill Primary School, Runcorn, Cheshire 2006 - Lead artist for “Open Space”, Green Heart Partnership 2005 - "A River for the Botanic Gardens" for Sculpture in the Garden; a celebration of the RBS Centenary. Harold Martin Botanic Garden, University of Leicester 2005 - "Deux Lignes de Couleur dans l'Eau" for Chemin d'Art, Saint-Flour, France. 2005 - Look, Reflect and Recover, 1 and 2, North East NHS Surgery Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead. 2005 - Swell Sculpture Festival 2005, Currumbin, Queensland, Australia 2004 - Manchester Academy of Fine Art, City Art Gallery, Manchester (annually) 2004 - 3rd International Artists' Symposium, Milton Keynes, UK. 2004 - Enjoy, View and Use, The Hamptons, Worcester Park, Surrey. 2004 - "Marquez avec une pierre blanche" Les Doigts d'Art, Salins-les-Bains, Jura, France 2003 - Doors of Perception, PeatPolis.nl, Barger Compascum, The Netherlands. 2003 - Stones of Life - Journey of Silver, Wharton Junior School, Winsford, Cheshire. 2003 - The Chain and the Wheel, South Gloucestershire Council/Sustrans, Bristol. 2002 - Play, Perform and Picnic, The Okanagan/Thompson International Sculpture Symposium, British Columbia, Canada. 2002 - Reactions at Exit Art, New York. 2001 - Annual Show, Royal Society of British Sculptors. 2001 - Flower of the Forest; Keum River International Nature Art Symposium, Kongju, Korea. 2001 - "Drink Me!" One Tree, Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, The Harley Gallery, Ivebock, Notts, Tatton Park, Cheshire, Bristol City Art Gallery, The Geffreye Museum, London. 2000 - "15 Christchurch Circles" for Art in the Park, Christchurch, New Zealand. 2000 - Old Story - New Story, Greenfield Valley Sculpture Trail, Holywell, North Wales. 2000 - The Road to Meikle Seggie, Kingston University; Edinburgh Festival; Malta and Oxford. 1999 - Earthwork Olympus, Cribb's Causeway Shopping Centre, Bristol. 1998 - Power Flower, '98 China Changchun International Invitation of Sculpture, World Sculpture Park, Changchun. 1998 - "Once upon a Time" Dartington C.E Primary School, Devon. 1998 - Private Dreams and Public Art, Landscape and Art Network Exhibition, The Alan Baxter Gallery, London 1998 - "Wave" Sculpture by the Sea, Headlands, New South Wales, Australia. 1998 - "warp.weft" Rochdale Partnership/Canalside SRB. 1998 - Sculpture Trail, Hebden Bridge Arts Festival. 1997 - Sun Wall: Earth Wall, Ceramics Biennale, Be'er Sheva, Israel 1996 - Sculpture Trail, Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 1995 - Meet, Sit and Talk, Conversation, and Roof Garden, 1999, The Chancellors Court, University of Leeds, Leeds. 1994 - Look Round in Anger, Coventry Gallery, London. 1992 - Miss-ing, 37 Raume, Berlin Festival. 1992 - "Die Kluft", On the Brink, Leeds University Gallery 1991 - Budapest Spring Festival, Richard Demarco Gallery 1991 - Das Andere Gedachtnis, Kampnagelfabrik, Hamburg. 1989 - "Tatton River" Capability to Contemporary, Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire. 1989 - Oxford Sculpture Project, Boars Hill, Oxford 1988 - International Conference on Sculpture, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin, 1988 - "Span" New Directions, New Attitudes, Richard Demarco Gallery, Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo. 1987 - Trees, Woods and the Green Man, Common Ground, Styal Country Park, Cheshire. 1985 - "From the Ruins" Portland Cliff Top Sculpture Park 2, Portland, Dorset