In many of my public artworks, I have used the tree to bring nature into the city environment. At Woodmansterne School the children did drawings of the school values. That large leaf in the final sculpture represents ‘Responsibility’. Perhaps responsibility for the environment? Trees in a City Park, 2020. Alkyd resin enamel oil paint on…
In times like these we need to be reminded of our connection to nature. Trees, in their resilience and longevity, give us solace. They stand proud and upright, with a supple strength allowing them to survive storm winds. During this cultural shutdown, some of the best shows for ages are in London at the moment,…
When did it start to become impossible for state education to include the arts?
When I first visited Portsmouth Cathedral, I saw the wonderful tondo by Andrea Della Robbia. This small artwork evokes Motherhood, divinity, and fruit, combining the earthly with the divine.
Sculpture is usually made up of physical objects. The challenge is to bring something more to this physical form. Whether with emotions, thought or spirit.
In the chilly grey winter days of February, how nice to dream a while of the sun and sea of the south Italy coast.
Renoir once said if you’re searching for something to draw open your front door go outside and take 10 paces set yourself up and begin painting.
On a recent visit to LA I visited some old sculptures which have traveled very far. This started me thinking about sculptures on the road…
Art must open out and fill our hearts, whether with emotions, thought or spirit.
Family Tree was a touring exhibition of sculpture and prints exploring the ways we are all connected using the tree as its central metaphor.