‘Living and working in the beautiful Cumbrian countryside
provides me with a constant source of natural shapes and forms, shells,
fungi, plants and trees all give me ideas for sculpture.
My preferred medium is wood as it has such a variety of textures, colours
and grain; it also has a warmth that many other mediums don’t pocess.
When I have found an idea, I work directly on to the wood without
making any preliminary sketches or Marquettes. The wood will dictate
the final piece as any knots; cracks and grain are revealed as the piece
I studied A level art and design and was influenced by the work of
Barbara Hepworth and Constantine Brancusi and their style of work
using natural forms has influenced me in my designs.
I have been fortunate to be able to combine my work as a Dairy Farmer
with my love of sculpture and have many sculptures in private collections
as far afield as Canada, New Zealand, Japan and the USA.’