I came to art as a mature student, having had a career as a biologist with the Ministry of Agriculture for over 17 years. With a young family to concentrate on I left the Civil service and trained, initially as a ceramicist, at the Royal Forest of Dean College and then studied Art at Stroud College. During this time I developed a love and fascination for modern sculpture, in particular the works of Brancusi, Hepworth and Moore. Attending a local sculpture class I quickly found an affinity with stone, enjoying the paring away of layers to reveal a new surface and creating new forms.

I have worked as a sculptor and stone-carver from my studio in the Cotswolds for the last 12 years. My work is mostly abstract, concentrating on shape and form with the early pieces carved in polyphant and limestone being inspired by natural forms in particular the sensuous shapes of seeds and fruits. Previous work in marble explored its fluidity aiming to make it appear malleable and pliable as if it has been gently coaxed and twisted into shape. Each new piece tends to be a progression from the last and is both a challenge to myself and the marble - I challenge myself to work with it thinner and finer, investigating the translucency that can be achieved. Most of my work exploits the whiteness of my favourite Carrera marble and I aim for a perfect smooth surface that begs to be caressed and stroked.

My work has been selected for exhibitions locally and nationally and is in a number of private collections. In 2017 I am very excited to be exhibiting new work at Kew Gardens during September and October – see Exhibitions page.

If you are interested in any of the pieces on the website or would like to discuss a commission please send me your details via the contact page.