BA Sculptor / Painter
Born in Peterborough I now live in the small and beautiful village of Folksworth. Since graduating from Cambridge School of Art with a first class degree in Sculpture/Fine Art – History & Practise. I divide my time between family, Working in the studio & teaching.
My practice evolves as a creative response to the specific memories, objects, contexts and stories that are strongly influenced by my Anglo–Sicilian background. This, together with a need for creative release, determines where the work leads.
I am a Sculptor, Painter, Illustrator & Musician. I love to work with many different mediums because I am interested in the challenge of their manipulation. For as long as i can remember I have always been creative. Art is just a way of life for me, it is with me whatever I do and wherever i go.
I am probably best known for my unique sculptures in a wide range of materials especially plaster, stone, wood and found objects. I begin with sketches, pointers or marks on paper that mathematically measure the space between object and me - the viewer. I then develop these ideas further, experimenting with materials until I find that which is most suited to the idea, taking into account the interaction of surface, mass and volume and finally space and its relations. My work is either carved, modelled or constructed. Many of the constructed works were installations and therefore only temporary but they are, nevertheless, recorded photographically.
My work is a vehicle for what I want to say – be it truth, memory or fantasy. Whether or not this is the message that people want to hear, my intention is to discover and relay the beauty in everything, even when that has been unwittingly or wittingly tarnished.