I graduated from Chelsea School of Art in 1994. I was enrolled on the Fine Art Painting Degree but much of my time was spent developing multi media projects, using video, photography, performance, installation and sculptural techniques. After graduation I was involved in various creative projects employing many of these art forms.
In 2001 I taught myself to work with stone. My early figurative relief carvings gradually gave way to more developed abstract pieces. It is through this work, that I have fully found a means of expressing myself both conceptually and physically.
My approach to my work could be described as 'automatic'. I have a rough idea for a work and let it happen, seeing what I can make the stone do, listening and feeling my way to the creation that
exists in the back of my mind. Giving a heavy, solid thing my aesthetics without disturbing its inherent beauty, nature and energy. Sometimes I sketch and plan, at other times I just use whatever stone I have to hand and make.
I love discovering and sourcing my material, it has taken me to people and places I would otherwise not have found or thought of visiting. I hope to give the viewer or discoverer of my work the same sense of voyage, process and emotion I have felt in its creation