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I                        Figurative   Works

                     Statement

The first inspiration for wanting to make figurative sculpture was as a child having watched the wonderful Ray Harryhausen films, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Jason and the Argonauts, etc. The stop motion animation of figures of myth and legend was

a captivating feast for any young imaginative child. When my Father said that they were made from models, that was it. I was straight

to drawing and plasticine model making, I was full on. Then I discovered Artists and sculptors whose theme of choice was the figure. From Michelangelo through to Rodin onto Germine Richier and Elisabeth Frink and all in between and after (still discovering). I am not only influenced by all these great sculptors but also by the forces of nature, eg clouds, plants, sea, landscape etc. As well 

as books; fact and fiction, poetry, plays and films etc. I express all these influences through my use of the male figure.

 ABRIDGED, SELECTED EXHIBITIONS                    ( FOR 'PARIAH HEADS' STATEMENT 

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2020 Due to Covid 19 eppedemic 5 exhibitions that I would have had a significent presance in have been canceled. Online reprsentation only.

2019  Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition @ Abbey House Gardens, Malmsbury with the Cotswold Sculptors Association (of which I am a member).

2019 Gallery 21 Salisbury 

2019 Axel Arts Xmass & New Year Show. Bath.

2018   Art Parks   (Sculpture Gallery in Gernsey and online) 

2018  Gallery 21 Salisbury  Wiltshire 

                                                                                                            

2018   Axle Arts  4th - 14th May, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Tasburgh house BATH. 

 

2017 Bath Contemporary Seasonal Shows  

 

2016 Bath Contemporary  Mixed Shows

 

2015 Bath Contemporary Mixed Shows

 

2014 Lots Road Auction, Chelsea London. Large Bronze Head Sold, and was Featured Sculpture in Auction House catalogue . 

2014   Bath Contemporary, part of two man exhibition, with painter Malcolm

            Ashman. I endeavored to express the effects on male youth if in a neglected

            urban environment.

            

 

2007-2014  Commissions / sales to private collectors

 

1995 - 2007 McHardy Sculpture Company, exhibited continuously with this gallery 

                      within these dates.                                                                         London

 

2000  Beaux Arts Gallery  Summer Exhibition                                                      Bath

 

2000  Swan Guild Gallery  Open Painting Competition                                     Frome

 

1999   Beaux Arts Gallery  Summer Exhibition                                                      Bath

 

1998   Beaux Arts Gallery Sculptors of Fame and Promise                                  Bath

 

1997   Liverpool College of Art                                                                         Liverpool

 

1997   Adam Gallery                                                                                                  Bath

 

1996   Museum of Modern Art                                                                               Wales

 

1994   The Golden Sheaf Gallery                                                             Narbeth. Wales

 

1994   Augustus Gallery                                                                               Tenby, Wales

 

1994   The Boathouse Gallery                                                                      Tenby, Wales

 

1993   The Dorchester Gallery                                                            Dorchester, Dorset 

 

ADDITIONS

 

1997    Work purhased by the owner of The Cavern Culb, Liverpool.

 

1998    Shortlisted for portrait bust commission of Helly Nahman, together with

             David Mach and Eduardo Paolozzi.

 

1998    Bronze sculpture 'Urban Caesar' purchased for the collection of  Singer

             and Freidlander Merchant Bank, London.

 

1999     Bronze piece selected for inclusion in a Channel 4 

              docu-drama. together with works by Frink and Moore

 

AWARDS

 

1993     £1000 from Arts Council of Wales

 

1994     Sponsored by Wales Tourist Board and Arts Council of Wales for Arts 

             Festival residency.

 

ARTISTS STATEMENT  'PARIAH HEADS'

 

My work is concerned with the disenfranchised and dispossessed in society. People,

who perhaps through no fault of there own, have become marginalised. It is a fact that many young men in prison have learning difficulties such as dyslexia. If a child does not have engaged parents who are able to support their child or if the school is unable to help, that child repeatedly fails and this erosion of self esteem can lead to the need to be validated by those with different standards. As a teenager, that person can turn to gangs, to crime, to a society where he is no longer an outsider.

 

Some heads are cast in reinforced concrete to represent the often decayed and neglected urban environment which engenders feelings of dispossession and alienation. I attempt to express the vulnerable side of my characters, haunted by lost opportunities perhaps, while rendering them broad and oversized in order to denote their stregnth and status. I have been asked, why the broken noses? I find that this device gives my pieces a narrative. A broken nose can be caused by many things, including violence, but also by accident. In the case of a fight, the aggressor may not be the person you would expect it to be.

 

The ''Inner Walls" series represents those who have hit an invisible wall; a barrier to emotion, or to opportunity, perhaps.

 

I do not wish to dictate how to read my characters, they are individuals, as we are.

 

 

 

 

   

 

           

 

 

 

 

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