Biography

I am a British sculptor based in Edinburgh.

I was born in Hong Kong 1951 and educated at Dollar Academy and Chelsea College of Art from where I graduated in sculpture in 1974.

I emigrated to Australia in 1974. After jobs labouring and working for the NSW Public Works Dept, I found employment with the Art Department of Deakin University where my responsibilities included teaching and coordinating the university’s sculpture, photography and print workshops. During this time I travelled extensively in Australia, Papua New Guinea and much of the Indonesian archipelago, visiting Java, Sumatra, Bali, Suluesi and Borneo.

I left teaching in 1980 and spent a year and a half travelling overland from Australia to Europe. I spent extended periods in Sumatra, Thailand, Burma, India, Nepal and Turkey. After spending some time in the UK I travelled through Europe before returning to Australia in 1982. Having spent so many of the previous years studying other extraordinary cultures in the world, reevaluating European art and design made me realise just how lucky we are.

During the mid eighties I worked full time as a sculptor and exhibited at various public galleries including the National Gallery of Victoria. However I found it economically impossible to survive as a sculptor so I switched to designing and manufacturing furniture. The pressure of trying to run a business in a mounting recession proved a challenge too far and the business was wound up in 1989.

In 1990 I rekindled my relationship with my childhood sweetheart. We moved to Edinburgh, married in 1991 and we have been blissfully happy since. After arriving in Edinburgh I restored several neglected listed buildings, including our home, before returning to sculpture.

I have now been sculpting again for 20 years. I have a long standing relationship with the excellent Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.

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