My engineering background combined with years of enjoyable practise at life class has led, quite naturally to my current preoccupation with sculpture of the human figure. Study of the Art Historian Herbert Read highlighted the lack of convex spherical form as a common shortcoming in steel sculpture. This I set out to rectify. The influence of Maillol, Rodin, Boccioni and Gabo is evident in my work. Jenny Saville and Fernando Botero are my contemporaries.

My Green Water series results from a fresh interest in drawing through the recall of my times spent at sea. I am finding those two American artists Winslow Homer and Edward Hopper also Stanley Spencer and Peter Blake helpful in developing my composition.

I work independently. I cannot repeat myself so my work moves forwards and has to be original.

Career Path

1949-1988 Extensive career in mechanical engineering in Royal Navy and then private industry.
1970-1988 I attended evening classes in Art and Design regularly each year.
1992 Graduated with BA (Hons) Fine Art from Coventry University.
1997 Awarded MA Fine Art with Merit from Coventry University.
2000-2001 Selected for the Artists Access to Art Colleges National Scheme, hosted by Coventry University.


Member of British Artists Blacksmiths Association.
Secretary, Solihull Artists Forum

Solo Exhibitions

2009 Green Water, sculpture and drawings, Solihull Arts Complex, West Midlands.
2003 The Apple in My Garden, University of Warwick, Coventry.
2001 Sculpture in Steel and Ceramic, Solihull Arts Complex.

Group Exhibitions, selected

2013 Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Portrait Prize Exhibition
2002-2013 Solihull Artists Forum, Solihull Arts Complex
2005 Sculptors Drawing, Burghley Sculpture Garden, Stamford
2002 Access All Areas (AA2A), Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry
2002 Midland Sculpture Trail, Spring Gardening Show, Malvern
2000 Warwickshire Arts Heritage Week, Guest Artist at the Barn Gallery, Kineton
1996 FE, British Artist Blacksmiths Travelling Exhibition
1993 Benchmarks, sculptural seating at Tatton Park