Much of my work, unless commissioned specifically as a portrait or particular piece of sculpture, is based on Theology. I try to express something of biblical truth or beg theological reflection by the beholder. Eight panels the size of an average door, depict the "Call of the Disciples" and are on permanent loan to Burton Agnes Hall. Also "The Stations of the Cross"; again eight panels of a similar size are displayed there, after a touring exhibition in 2007. Currently I am working on another set of 8 panels "The Stations of the Nativity." Meanwhile talks, sermons, quiet days using sculpture are a regular feature as Fresh Expressions in the Anglican Church, and part of various Arts Weeks around Oxford.
CV & Education
Public realm: 2009 - Eve Fairfax (photographic record of my 2 busts), Musee Rodin, Paris Qualifications and training: 1970 - Studio Assistant, Cecil Thomas, London. 1967 - City and Guilds of London School of Art, London, Kennington. 1966 - Studio Assistant, John Mills, Herts. 1965 - Harrogate Art School, Harrogate, N. Yorks. 1963 - Sculpture, Malvern College, Worcs.
Solo exhibitions 2013 - A JOURNEY, ST. GILES CHURCH, OXFORD 2012 - A Broad Look At Life, Broad Canvas Gallery, OXFORD 2012 - A Broad Look At Life., Broad Canvas Gallery, OXFORD 2012 - A Broad Look At Life., Broad Canvas Gallery, Oxford., Broad Canvas, Broad Street, Oxford. 2012 - Reflections on the Church Today., St Michael's Theological College, Llandaff., As above. 2012 - Reflections on the Church Today., St Michael's Theological College, Llandaff., Cardiff 2012 - Reflections on the Church Today., St. Michael's Theological College, LLANDAFF., Cardiff 2010 - Provoking Reflection on the Bible and People., St. Michael's Theological College, Llandaff., Cardiff 2009 - Advent Exhibition, Deddington Church, Church of St Peter & St Paul, Deddington, OXON, Banbury 2008 - SERMONS IN BRONZE, University Church of St Mary the Virgin, High Street, Oxford 2008 - The Stations of the Cross. X8 Panels, 7ft H X 4ft W., Llandaff Cathedral, until @ 31/03/08., S. Wales, near Cardiff. 2008 - The Word in 3D., Crowther Centre for Mission, Oxford 2007 - Stations of the Cross, St. Dunstan-in-the-West, Fleet St., London., London 2007 - THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS., BURTON AGNES HALL., EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE. 2006 - Stations of the Cross, Thirsk New Auction Mart Foyer, Thirsk Rural Business Centre., Thirsk 2003 - 'Sculpture, Music and Theology', York Minster, York 2000 - 'Prelates, Priests and People' - Millennium Exhibition, London, Leeds, Bishop Auckland, Burton Agnes, own studio 1996 - The Call of the Disciples and the First Apostle, Burton Agnes Hall, Nr Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire 1989 - 'Churchwardens, Churchmen, Neighbours and Family', Ripon, Newcastle, Washington DC, New York.
Group exhibitions:2015: Mall Galleries, RBA Annual Exhibition. Malvern College, Alumni Exhibition. Hidcote Manor Gardens. 2014: Mall Galleries, Annual exhibition RBA. Mall Galleries, AFAS Exhibition. AAS Exhibitions, Salisbury, & Going To War, St. Margaret's, Westminster. Oxford Artweeks, Broad Canvas 20 Broad Street, OXFORD . Hidcote Manor Gardens. Joined The Oxford Sculptors' Group. 2013: Oxford Artweeks, Broad Canvas,. ART SPACE PORTSMOUTH 6X4., Portsmouth, Caravan Gallery., Portsmouth 2010 - Gallery Exhibitions, Galleries, Oxford & other. 2010 - The Turl Arts Week, The Turl, Oxford 2009 - Art in Action, Waterperry House, Oxford. 2009 - Figures, The Lloyd Gill Gallery, Weston-Super-Mare 2009 - OLD MASTERS, The Beetroot Tree, Draycott 2007 - THE DISCERNING EYE., MALL GALLERIES., LONDON. 2007 - WILD ENDEAVOURS, in aid of Ugandan wildlife., Collier Bristow, 4 Bedford Row., London. 2001 - Society of Portrait Sculptors annual exhibition, London Curated projects 2006 - Sale of Studio Work (sculpture and drawings), Thirsk New Auction Mart Foyer, Thirsk Rural Business Centre., Thirsk Artist talks 2008 - Sculpture, Prayer & Scripture., Rydale Hall and other venues during year., Cumbria. N. Yorks 26/06/08. 2008 - South Oxford Arts Week., Holton, Oxford. Workshops 2009 - Prayer with Sculpture, Ridley Hall, Cambridge 2008 - Quiet Garden with Sculpture., Sheriff Hutton, North Yorkshire. Residencies 2007 - Artist in Residence, Immanuel College, Bradford. 1995 - Artist in Residence, GCSE course, primary schools at Fountains Abbey and secondary schools at Middlesbrough and Saltburn.
Private commissions 2008 - Lettering designed and cut in stone, memorials & headstones., Holton, Oxford. Public commissions 1995 - Life-size bust - Sir Peter Ustinov, Durham University, Durham City (3 studies.). 2011 Life size bust Rabbi Lionel Blue (2 studies.). 2013 Life-size bronze bust Prof. the Revd Sir Diarmaid MacCulloch.