Location: Castle Cary, Somerset, in the South West of the United Kingdom.
Art Education: Foundation Diploma from Yeovil College, Somerset.
BA Hons Degree in Fine art (sculpture) from Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education
Influences: Literary influences include the writings of Robert Silverberg, H.P. Lovecraft, Jorge Luis Borges and Richard Dawkins. Visual inspiration comes partly from surrealist sculpture such as that of Hans Arp, but far more from ancient civilizations especially the Aztecs and the Ancient Greeks, and from the natural world. I would also cite David Attenborough's incomparable "Life on Earth" as a huge influence, both visual and imaginative.
Affiliations: Long association with Shave Farm and its various workshops, open studios and exhibitions. The other members of the "Shave Farm Five" are Terri Hogan, Rowena Pearce, Kay Lewis-Bell and Colin Bell. Member of Somerset Art Works (see links)
Other Interests: Keen chess player, especially interested in the metamorphosis of pawns into queens - as long as they are MY pawns. Winner of the 2009 and 2010 World Quickplay Hnefatafl Championship and Hnefatafl Grand Master. Chairman of World Tafl Federation.
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