Born and brought up in North Devon, I draw my inspiration in the wild, salty air of the Atlantic coast. The rocky headlands and mossy, fertile valleys give me a feeling for structure, texture and form that, from an early age, I have wanted to translate into sculpture. My first three-dimensional forms were hollowed-out animals in clay. I went on to study sculpture for the Diploma at the City & Guilds Art School in London. Marriage and my family came first for some years, but by the time our two daughters were through university I could concentrate on my work.
There are several distinct strands in my sculpture, broadly defined under 'wood', 'stone' and 'clay'. Whatever the medium, I always seem to turn to natural forms - whether human or plant forms or the landscape itself.
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