Resumé

Woodcarving

In almost 60 years experience in which I have tried most things, I found that I prefer the sculptural to the decorative and the human figure, in groups or singly as my subject of choice.

Sculpture

Over 40 years experience and have tried my hand with clay, wax, plaster, metal, plastic, and stone but prefer direct carving
in wood.

Chainsaw Carving

Chainsaw carving is a natural extension of my normal carving and sculpture practice. I am trying to drop this sort of work as at 66, I am coming to a time when climbing up 6 foot of palettes to carve a 12 foot tree is less appealing.

Drawing

Drawing is the basis of all my work. I always carry a sketchbook and work in it most days. This constant looking improves the seeing of form which is essential to the carving process.

Organisational Skills

I have been a Civil Service executive for 30 years and ran my own computer consultancy business. I understand the need to meet deadlines and price restraints.

Qualifications

  • B.A. Hons Fine Art | University of Central Lancashire | 1997/2000
  • Exchange Student | Virginia Commonwealth University, USA | 1999
  • Chainsaw Certificate | Myerscough College | 1998
  • Foundation Course | Blackpool & Fylde College | 1996/1997

Commissions and Other Activities

  • Can You Fix it, Commission | Private Collection | 2007
  • Family Tree, Commission | Private Collection | 2006
  • Openshaw Waltzers, Commission | Openshaw Park, Manchester | 2006
  • Lindley Owl, Commission | Lindley Infant School, Huddersfield | 2005
  • Door Panels, Commission | Macclesfield, Cheshire | 2003
  • Town Cryer, Commission | Barnoldswick, Lancashire | 2003
  • Onion Man Carving, Artist in Residence | Ravensthorpe Junior School, Dewsbury | 2002
  • Green Man, Public Art | Primrose Garden, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire | 2002

Exhibitions and Group Shows

  • Yorkshire Sculptors Group | York Minster | 2006
  • Art D’ Eco | Alternative Technology Centre, Hebden Bridge | 2005
  • Within the Sublime | York Minster | 2005
  • Sweet F.A. | Blackpool Hosiery, Preston | 1999
  • Not Yellow | Environmental Centre, Preston | 1999
  • Lancashire Carvers | Harris Museum, Preston | 1998
  • Exchanges | Clitheroe Castle, Lancashire | 1998
  • Exchanges | Baltimore, USA | 1997
  • Shakespeare’s England | Stratford-upon-Avon | 1992

Exhibitions – One Man Shows

  • 6, 5, 4, 3 Heads | Platform One Gallery, Todmorden | 2001
  • Festival 2000AD – Open Studio | Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire | 2000/2001
  • Kirby Gallery | Lytham St Annes, Lancashire | 1998
  • Helmshore Mill | Helmshore, Lancashire | 1998
  • Malpass Vintage Vehicle Show | University of Central Lancashire