As an artist I am interested in the relationship between people and the environment. Shapes found in nature inspire me. My work explores the balance between nature and culture.
The particular qualities of each material I use are important to me.
Working with the given qualities of the living material, which have hidden within them the history of belonging to the natural environment.
I specialise in the design and fabrication of site-specific artworks for public spaces. I collaborate with other artists, architects, planners and engineers on projects. Working with individuals, the community, conservation/environmental groups and schools to create sculptures and furniture that enhance parks, school grounds and gardens.
My training background consists of fine art sculpture combined with the discipline of woodcarving.
• Design and build.
• The professional delivery of public and community arts projects in range of diverse media.
• Working within education; including lectures/slide talks, training, and workshops. This has involved university, schools, youth clubs and community groups.
• Working in partnership with organisations and companies, public and private, including; architects, landscape architects, construction engineers, local councils and arts organisations.
• Experience with consultation, funding and bid writing, project development and project management.
• Costing and finance organisation, working to strict budgets, time management and meeting strict deadlines.
• Publicity; local media including newspapers, radio and television.
• The knowledge and importance of legal requirements such as planning permission, writing health and safety plans and risk assessments.