Born     1962, Nairobi, Kenya

Exhibitions (* Solos & Two Artist) 

2019   Incendiary, Stroud; *Offenders, Cells, Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge; Marks Hall Sculpture, Essex; Drawing on Dorset, Fine Foundation Gallery, Dorset, Lighthouse, Poole Centre for Art & The Slade Centre, Dorset; Re-formation, Bishops Palace, Wells; B-Wing, ACE-funded project, Somerset; Gilbert Bayes Awards Exhibition, Royal Society of Sculptors, London

2018   Ingruttati Palermo, Manifesta Biennale, Sicily; The Cotswold Sculpture Park, Cirencester; Continuum, Fringe Arts Bath; Summer Show, Atkinson Gallery, Street; Visions of Science, The Edge, Bath; MA Show, Bath Spa University; Line and Point, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol 

2017   *Form & Fascination, Courts Garden National Trust Estate, Wiltshire; *Ephemeral & Eternal, Black Swan Arts, Frome; Fresh Air, Quenington; The Future Can’t Wait, Black Swan Arts, Frome; Bradford-on-Avon Sculpture Garden; Summer Sculptures, Glastonbury Abbey; Evolver Prize, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Devon; MA Interim Show, Bath Spa University; Black Swan Arts Open

2016   Hidden Garden Art Show/Chelsea Fringe, Maureen Michaelson Gallery, London; step in stone, Salisbury Arts Centre; Secret Swans Trail, Black Swan Arts, Frome; Outside In, Quartz Arts Festival, Taunton 

2015 Hidden Garden Art Show, Maureen Michaelson Gallery, London; GROW London; Art Parks International Sculpture Show, Guernsey; Past, Present, Future, 44AD, Bath; Time and Place, RUH, Bath

2014   *Outdoor Sculpture Programme, Sidcot Arts Centre, Somerset; *Voyages, Contains Art, Somerset; Of Form And Texture, Sidcot Arts Centre, Somerset; Hidden Garden Art Show/Chelsea Fringe, London; Art Parks International Sculpture Show, Guernsey; Glastonbury Abbey Summer Trail, Somerset; Devon Recycled Sculpture Trail; The Hubcap As Art, Landfillart Exhibition, Museum of Shenandoah Valley, USA 

2013   *Blurred Edges, Walcot Chapel Gallery, Bath; *Artist on a Plinth, Black Swan Arts, Frome; Sidcot Open, Somerset; Art in the Gardens, Landhydrock NT Estate, Cornwall; All Wired Up, Walford Mill Crafts, Dorset; Delamore Arts, Devon; The Sculpture Park, Surrey; Salvage, Architecture Centre, Bristol 

2012   *Precious and Primal, Casespace, Bruton Museum; *Reading Room, Arnolfini; The Sculpture Park, Surrey; Delamore Sculpture Garden, Devon; Art in the Garden, Sir Harold Hillier, Hants; Bishop’s Palace Summer Exhibition, Wells; Rubbish Art Project, London; Sculpture in the Gardens, Godinton, Kent 

2011   *Mystery and Mutability, Bridgwater Arts Centre; Winter Sculpture, RHS Rosemoor, Devon; Stoberry Park, Wells; Showborough Sculpture Garden, Gloucestershire; Summer Show, Atkinson Gallery, Street; Devon Recycled Sculpture Trail; Quartz Arts Festival, Taunton; Beyond the Garden Gate Sculpture Trail, Stourhead NT Estate 

2010   Winter Sculpture Exhibition, RHS Garden Rosemoor, Devon; Fire and Iron Gallery, Surrey; Showborough Sculpture Garden, Gloucestershire; Mythic Garden Sculpture Exhibition, Devon; Treading Lightly, Yew Tree Gallery, Cornwall; Devon Recycled Sculpture Trail; Joyride, Hybrid Gallery, Honiton 

2009   Wildlife Artist of the Year, Mall Galleries, London; Art in the Garden, Sir Harold Hillier, Hants; Mythic Garden Sculpture Exhibition, Devon; Devon Recycled Sculpture Trail; *Animal, Mineral, Vegetable, La Strada, Frome; Winter Sculpture Exhibition, RHS Garden Rosemoor, Devon; Fire and Iron Gallery, Surrey

2008   Summer Show, Atkinson Gallery, Street; Beaks, Tails, Paws and Claws, Delamore Sculpture Garden, Devon; Khulla Dhoka, Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Launch, Royal Overseas League, London

1993   Merz Contemporary Art Gallery, London; Tobacco Art Gallery, London

1992   World Wildlife Fund Environmental Sculpture Exhibition, Millbank, London; South London Art Gallery, London; Art in the Park, Essex; Gagliardi Gallery, London 

1991   Doors of the Earth, Brighton 

Public Commissions 

2016  RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Viking Cruises gold/best artisan garden; Bishop sculpture, Bishops Palace, Wells

2013   Site-specific artwork & exhibition, SAW/NGS Abundance Garden Trail, Somerset

2009   Series of large insect sculptures, Dobbies Garden World, Somerset

Community Projects, Residencies & Workshops

2018   Inventory of Behaviours, Tate Exchange, Tate Modern, London; Up Late: Drawn to the Museum, Holburne Museum, Bath; SAW Young ProspectUs residency/workshops, Bridgwater & Taunton College; Walcot Chapel Residency, Bath

2015   Curated & featured in Arts Council-funded project step in stone, artscapes in quarries, Somerset; BBC Get Creative, Black Swan Arts, Frome

2014   Workshops, collaborative artwork & exhibition, Litterarti, Big Green Week, Bristol

2012   Green Capital Artist Residency, Big Green Week, Create Centre & Arnolfini, Bristol; Swans of Wells Residency, All Hallows Prep School, Somerset; collaborative artwork, SAW Hip Hawker Project, Taunton

2011   Workshops & site sculpture, Larmer Tree Festival, Dorset; sculptures & family workshops, Stackpool Park, Kidderminster; Great Crane Project, SAW, Somerset

2010   SAW Intergenerational Sculpture Project, Carymoor Environmental Centre, Castle Cary; community recycled Spider sculpture, Glastonbury Festival’s Green Fields

2009   Site-specific sculpture & related workshops, All Hallows Preparatory School, Somerset

1990-92   Artist-in-residence & Sculpture Technician, Kensington & Chelsea College 

Teaching 

1994-ongoing  Freelance Art Workshop Leader, all ages, recently appointed at Holburne Museum

2008-2018  Teacher of Art (extra curricular), All Hallows Preparatory School, Somerset

2000-09  Teacher of Art, Kings of Wessex School, Cheddar, Somerset

1994-99  Teacher of Art, Churchill Community School, Churchill, Bristol 

Awards

2019   RSS Gilbert Bayes Bursary Award, Royal Society of Sculptors 

2019 Shortlisted for Broomhill National Sculpture Prize

2018   Bath Spa University Enterprise Showcase Fund, Ingruttati Palermo, Manifesta Biennale

2015   Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts, step in stone

2015 Gane Trust grant

2014   Environmental Award, Devon Recycled Sculpture Trail

2012   Highly commended for Green Capital Residency, Bristol’s Big Green Week

2011   First Prize, Atkinson Gallery Summer Show, Street 

2009   3-d Winner, Wildlife Artist of the Year, Mall Galleries, London

Education

2018   MA Fine Art (distinction), Bath Spa University, UK

1994   PGCE, Art, Secondary, Exeter University, Devon, UK

1987   Fine Art, Sculpture (distinction), Byam Shaw School of Art, London, UK

1981   Foundation Art (merit), West Sussex College of Art & Design, UK

Films, Talks, Presentations & Publications 

Join in the Conversation, Incendiary,’19; PALAVR Talk, Bath ‘19; SoundBites Talk, Hauser & Wirth Somerset ‘18; Art from Scrap Talk, Ocean Matters, Bristol Aquarium ‘18; Sunday Telegraph May ’16; Frustrated Gardener May ’16; step in stone film & catalogue ‘15; Of Form And Texture Exhibition ’14; Common Threads Ignite Somerset ’13; Scraptors at Stourhead 2011; Make, Create, Cultivate SAW symposium; Abundance Art in the Garden ’13; Landfillart – 1041 Hubcaps as Art; Summers Place/Sotheby’s catalogue ’12; Spaeda Featured Artist ’10; BBC website ’10; Somerset Life Featured Artist ’09; Gagliardi’s British Contemporary Art ’91

Voluntary Posts & Group Memberships 

Trustee of Black Swan Arts ’14-‘17; Somerset Art Works Rep; Mendip Creatives, BANA, SPAEDA