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Bukhara, a new contemporary sculpture for the garden

Had an amazing sunset last night and I managed to grab a few quick photos of a new sculpture that I finished earlier in the day. I’ve named the sculpture ‘Bukhara’ after a beautiful town that I visited in Uzbekistan.

The sculpture is influenced by the geometric designs that are found in the mosaics […]

March 26th, 2022|Contemporary Sculpture, Corten Steel, Garden Art, Garden Sculpture, Garden Sculptures, Sculpture, Stainless Steel|Comments Off on Bukhara, a new contemporary sculpture for the garden|

Contemporary metal wall art with a coastal theme

The Sandpiper corten steel wall panel is a new design with coastal theme.

I’m lucky to live near the shores of Chichester harbour on the south coast and the simplistic design is based on the scene that I often observe during early morning walks along the foreshore.

The design lends itself to both traditional and more […]

November 1st, 2021|Contemporary Sculpture, Corten Steel, Garden, Garden Art, Garden Screens, Interior Design, Wall Art|Comments Off on Contemporary metal wall art with a coastal theme|

Public Art – my largest contemporary corten sculpture to date

Just got back from taking these photos of my newly installed sculpture.

At 6 meters tall this is my largest piece of sculpture / public art that’s recently been installed at the entrance to Cala Homes, Kings Barton housing development Nr Winchester, Hampshire. Based on my Braganca design the sculpture is created from laser cut […]

October 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Public Art – my largest contemporary corten sculpture to date|

Leaf Sculptures

Hopefully the last installation of the year in wintry weather. The three leaf sculptures were installed in a garden created by Benchmark Grounds Maintenance for a show-house built by Cala Homes which also looked great, just a little bit different from the norm.

The leaves are made in two sizes from rusted metal with designs […]

February 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Leaf Sculptures|

A Flight of Avocets

A new piece based on my Avocets design making for a smaller piece that’s ideal for the smaller garden or Patio. The two birds are mounted on a sleek arcing crescent shape that’s in keeping with the clean lines of the Avocet design with the finished piece being mounted on an oiled Oak plinth.

I’m […]

September 9th, 2020|Bird Sculpture, Contemporary Sculpture, Garden Art, Garden Sculpture, Garden Sculptures, Sculpture|Comments Off on A Flight of Avocets|

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|