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Artwave Festival at The Cowshed

I’m thrilled to be part of a fabulous line-up of artists who will be showing new and original work for sale at The Cowshed (just north of Lewes) as part of this years Artwave Festival on 5-20 September.

There is such a diverse mix of talent and creativity it will be a feast for the […]

August 19th, 2020|Art Exhibition, Contemporary Sculpture|Comments Off on Artwave Festival at The Cowshed|

Falling Leaves Sculpture

I have just delivered my latest sculpture commission. A special 80th birthday present of five individually shaped leaves created from laser cut corten steel with a rusted patina to give the effect of autumnal leaves falling in the breeze.

I’m especially pleased with the way this new sculpture has turned out and I had a […]

July 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Falling Leaves Sculpture|

Contemporary Sculptures, a new mirror polished version of my Braganca design

I’ve just finished my latest contemporary garden sculpture, an all stainless steel version of my Braganca design.

The Braganca sculpture is one of my favorite designs with it’s long flowing curves. It’s named after a beautiful small town in northern Portugal where I first sketched the idea whilst on holiday. There was also a cafe […]

June 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Contemporary Sculptures, a new mirror polished version of my Braganca design|

My latest sculpture commission created for a landscaping company

My latest commission a sculpture designed and created for a landscaping company.

The sculpture was created was for a housing project called Barnwood that had Owls roosting near by. The owl is made from metal using my usual techniques and finished with a rust surface. The plinth really sets it off, just a little different […]

May 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on My latest sculpture commission created for a landscaping company|

Beautiful Cow Parsley

The local hedgerows look stunning at the moment, full of beautiful Cow Parsley, a plants that’s inspired much of my work. I love the fluffy white flowers and have been trying to encourage it to grow in a wilder area of my own garden, although it’s like nothing like the setting below.

I make the […]

May 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Beautiful Cow Parsley|

Khiva sculpture, fabulous sunset

We had a fabulous sunset the other night and I couldn’t resist getting the camera out and doing a bit of sculpture photograhy.

Really pleased with the photos on my Khiva sculpture silhouetted against the beautiful sky, just a shame I was too late to capture the sun in the central hole as it went […]

May 13th, 2020|Contemporary Sculpture, Corten Steel, Garden, Garden Art, Garden Sculpture, Garden Sculptures, Sculpture|Comments Off on Khiva sculpture, fabulous sunset|

Wall art / garden screen using a repeat Cow Parsley design

A larger garden screen or piece of wall art based again on a repeat pattern my Cow Parsley design.

The design is Laser cut from corten steel that is left to oxidise naturally forming a richly coloured rust finish. The panel can be hung outside or in. I’m thinking about adding LED lighting to the […]

May 2nd, 2020|Contemporary Sculpture, Corten Steel, Garden Art, Garden Screens, Uncategorized, Wall Art|Comments Off on Wall art / garden screen using a repeat Cow Parsley design|

Birch Plywood interior sculpture – first experiments

Just finished my first experiment with CNC and laser cut birch plywood for this interior sculpture based on my Cow Parsley design.

I have always loved the effect you get with designs created from plywood and been longing to have a go.Really pleased with the result and the fact that the laser cutting burns […]

April 24th, 2020|Contemporary Sculpture, Interior Design, Sculpture|Comments Off on Birch Plywood interior sculpture – first experiments|

New contemporary sculpture – photography

Lately the weather has been great and I’ve been taking the opportunity to take some photos of one or two of my new contemporary sculptures.

For the first time I’ve experimented with photographing sculptures at night. The key is picking the right moment between the on-set of dusk and complete darkness so you still have […]

April 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New contemporary sculpture – photography|

Uzbekistan, one of my favorite places

With a bit of time to spare I’ve been going through old holiday pics from one of my favourite trips to Uzbekistan with the amazing buildings of Samarkand and Bukhara from which I’ve taken the patterns as a base for some of my latest work, some of which can be seen on the Contemporary […]

April 6th, 2020|Contemporary Sculpture, Garden, Garden Art, Garden Sculpture, Garden Sculptures, Sculpture, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Uzbekistan, one of my favorite places|