Exhibitions

A Dragonfly and some Updates

  I’ve been carving a dragonfly – an Emperor Dragonfly just landed, and resting on a pebble.  Here I’m working on getting the legs as thin as I dare  and putting some detail into the tail, which will overhang the stone it is sitting on. What an apt sculpture to be working on just now […]

Watermark Gallery in Harrogate

    Yesterday I delivered a small collection of stone pieces to the Watermark Gallery in Harrogate, just in time for a celebration of their opening in the evening. It was a delight to meet owner Liz Hawkes and see her new gallery.  Liz is so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the art and sculptural pieces […]

Stone Sculpture by the Lakes

    Yesterday I packaged stone sculpture ready for transit to a new gallery, Sculpture by the Lakes, who will be representing me in 2020. Sculpture by the Lakes is a special and extraordinary venue stretching across the Dorset countryside,  a place of beauty, restfulness and peace created by sculptor Simon Gudgeon and his wife […]

An Upside Down Bird for Glemham Hall

  It is unusual to see a bird on its back reclining in this way – in nature they’re very vulnerable in this position.  Sometimes you can see birds hanging upside down from a branch during feeding to get a better reach, where they’re cleverly agile and demonstrate extraordinary flexibility and grip.  There is a […]

Harrogate Spring Flower Show 2020

  In April this year I’m exhibiting at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show – the show will provide an inspiring platform to showcase some of my larger sculpture, and new pieces for the garden.   I’m also taking a little range of pots and planters and unique artistic one-off pieces. Harrogate Flower Show is a […]

My Supporters and Collaborators

  Sometimes weeks and months can go by without me really noticing.  I’m concentrating, making, carving, deliberately quiet, thoughtful.  Today on my walk to the workshop the sun was warm, despite a deeply frosty night and it gave me the sense of feeling very open and awake.  I collected some little stems from the hedgerow […]

Stone Sculpture Talk

  The Sinnington People’s Guild  invited me to give a talk at their meeting, so yesterday evening I went to the Methodist Schoolroom where they have their Tuesday gatherings. Sinnington is a nearby North Yorkshire village.  The village name originates from Medieval times and was known as ‘settlement on the Seven’ after the river which […]

Wildlife Art

  On Thursday this week the Society of Wildlife Artists annual exhibition The Natural Eye 2019 opens at the Mall Galleries – paintings, drawings, original prints and sculpture all inspired by the natural world. It is always a thrill to go, and truly inspiring for me.  I’ll tell you all about it after I’ve been, […]

Joy to the heart

  Last night I caught an interview on the television with Isabella Tree of Knepp Wildland, about the re-wilding of the once intensively farmed estate in West Sussex. Of course my ears pricked up at the mention of Turtle Doves, as they have been my preoccupation of late (for this exhibition).  Throughout the interview birdsong […]

In the Workshop today – Turtle Doves

  Said to represent innocence, purity and enduring love, Turtle Dove lore in deeply notched into our minds – seen in art, poetry, Shakespeare, Egyptian carvings, they were even said to draw the heavenly chariot of Aphrodite herself! The name seems strange doesn’t it, but they’re not in any way related to turtles, these doves […]