Curriculum Vitae

BORN 1957, Dartford, Kent, England


EDUCATION 1976-79 B.A. Honours Degree in Fine Art, Canterbury College of Art, Kent

1987-88 City & Guilds in Carpentry & Joinery, Gillingham Skillcentre, Kent

 

SELECTED COMMISSIONS

2013

Kilnwood Vale Village Green Seating (three sculptural seats)
Kilnwood Vale, Nr Crawley, West Sussex
Funding : Crest Nicholson Ltd


2012- 2013

Pingle Brook Seating (nine sculptural seats)
Kingsmere, Bicester, Oxfordshire
Funding : Countryside Properties Ltd

Time (sculpture)
Riverview Junior School, Gravesend, Kent
Funding : Riverview Junior School

2010 - 2012

Self Build Project
Design, project manage and build own home in Whitstable, Kent

2011

Tilgate Waterlife (Unda vita) (sculpture)
Tilgate Dam, Tilgate Park, Crawley, West Sussex
Funding : Environment Agency

2009

Sounds of the Valley (environmental art)
The Medway Gap, Kent
Funding : Heritage Lottery Grant/Valley of Visions

Darent Seat (seat)
Farningham, Kent
Funding : North West Kent Countryside project

2008

Heart 0f Oak (environmental art)
Victory Wood, Kent
Funding : Arts Council England


The Nature of Change (environmental art)
Whitstable, Kent
Funding : Arts Council England

Portside Park (landscape design)
Whitstable, Kent
Funding : Whitstable Improvement Trust

Ramsgate Sea Garden (seat & interpretation panel)
Ramsgate, Kent
Funding : Southern Water

2005/07

Southam Stories (sculpture)
Southam, Warwickshire
Funding: Warwickshire County Council

Southam Holy Well Trail (various)
Southam, Warwickshire
Funding: Heritage Lottery grant

2006

Ashford Community Woodland (various)
Ashford Community Woodland, Ashford, Kent
Funding: Ashford Borough Council/BTCV

Continuum II & III (2 sculptural seats)
Horsebere Meadow, Longlevens, Gloucester
Funding:

2005

Hollingbourne Seats
Hollingbourne Primary School, Kent
Funding: Medway Valley Countryside Partnership

Turnaround (sculpture)
The Goods Shed, Canterbury, Kent
Funding: Stour Valley Countryside Project

Tilling Green Seat
Tilling Green Infant School, Rye, East Sussex
Funding:

Succession (3 sculptural seats)
Queen Mother’s Park, Ashford, Kent
Funding: Stour Valley Countryside Project/Sustrans

Bequest (sculptural seat)
Park Farm Orchard, Lynsted, Kent
Funding: Heritage Lottery Grant

2004

Tilgate Oaks (sculptural seat)
Tilgate, Crawley, West Sussex
Funding: Crawley Borough Council


Lenham Quarry Interpretive Seat
Lenham Chalk Quarry, Lenham, Kent
Funding: Kent County Council AONB Unit

Passage & Place (sculpture/planting and seat)
Tilgate Park Environment Centre, Crawley, West Sussex
Funding: Crawley Borough Council

2003

Wiveliscombe Seats (3 seats)
Jubilee Gardens, Wiveliscombe, Somerset
Funding : Wiveliscombe Arts Consortium


Seed of Hope (sculpture)
Orchard Edge, Iwade, Sittingbourne, Kent
Funding : Hillreed Homes Ltd

Millenium Carving (wall tryptych)
Saint Edmund King & Martyr, West Kingsdown, Kent
Funding : West Kingsdown Millenium Planning Group

2002

Courtyard Seat
Mosaic Courtyard, Farnham, Surrey
Funding : Farnham Town Council/Lottery/Private Patrons

Bequeath (sculpture)
Roughtalley's Wood, North Weald Bassett, Essex
Funding : English Nature/Epping Forest District Council

Becoming (seat & planting)
Roughtalley's Wood, North Weald Bassett, Essex
Funding : English Nature/Epping Forest District Council

2001

Gratton's Park Bridge (railings & posts, stile & gate)
Gratton's Park, Crawley, West Sussex
Funding : Arts Council Regional Lottery Award

Ash/Elm/Hazel (3 seats)
Bath to Bristol Cyclepath, Bristol, South Gloucestershire
Funding : South Gloucestershire Council

Conduit & Continuum (sculpture & seat)
Tilgate Park, Crawley, West Sussex
Funding : Arts Council Regional Lottery Award

Table & Ward Signs
Cheltenham General Hospital, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Funding : NHS Funds

2000

Trinity Gardens Memorial Bench (collaboration with Julian Coode)
Trinity Gardens, Margate, Kent
Funding : Thanet District Council/SRB

Crataegus Monogyna/Grassland Seat/Woodland Seat (3 seats)
Lower Lees Coastal Park, Folkestone, Kent
Funding : Shepway District Council/Sustrans

Rouse Kent Public Art Award Chair
Rouse Kent Ltd, Kings Hill, Kent
Funding : Rouse Kent Ltd

Alnus & Salix Seats
River Stour, Fordwich, Canterbury, Kent
Funding : Stour Valley Countryside Project

1999

Soil & Sky (seat)
Brierley Forest Park, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
Funding : Ashfield District Council/Groundwork Ashfield & Mansfield

Oaklore (seat)
Cuckoo Trail, Horeham, East Sussex
Funding : Wealden District Council

Regeneration & Return (sculpture)
Crab & Winkle Way Cyclepath, Canterbury, Kent
Funding : Sustrans/South East Arts

1997

Healing Herbs (bas relief wall sculpture)
Jubilee Wing, General Infirmary at Leeds, West Yorkshire
Funding : Special Friends

Heart & Mind (bas relief wall carving)
Jubilee Wing, General Infirmary at Leed, West Yorkshire
Funding : Special Friends

(Series of carved wall panels/reliefs)
Cardio-Neuro Dept, General Infirmary at Leeds, West Yorkshire
Funding : Special Friends

Perch Seat Coventry Canal, Coventry, Warwickshire
Funding : Groundwork Coventry

Seed Seat (seat/earthworks/planting)
College Le Trion, Samer, France
Funding : French Education Dept

1996

Seven Ages (sculpture)
Kent County Library, Springfield, Maidstone
Funding : Kent County Council

Quercus Robur & Ulmus Procera (seats)
Bath to Bristol Cyclepath, Bristol, South Gloucestershire
Funding : Sustrans

1995

Native & Exotic (seat)
Royal Botanical Gardens, Wakehurst Place, Sussex
Funding : Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew London

Seating & Table
Wood Green Mental Health Centre, London
Funding : NHS Supplies

Pediastrum (bas relief wall carving),
Wood Green Mental Health Centre, London
Funding : NHS Supplies

Seating & Tables
Northgate Hospital, Morpeth, Northumberland
Funding : Northgate NHS Trust

1993

Winderbeck Seat
Whitehaven to Sunderland Cyclepath, Frizington, Cumbria
Funding : West Cumbria Groundwork Trust/Sustrans

The Living Tree (wall mounted sculpture)
Sittingbourne Library, Kent
Funding : Kent County Council/South East Arts

1992

We Free Kings & King’s Table (2 seats)
Grizedale Forest Park, Cumbria
Funding : The Grizedale Society/Northern Arts

1991

Cobtree Bench
Museum of Kent Life, Maidstone, Kent
Funding : South East Arts/Kent County Council/Cobtree Trust

1990

Memorial Bench
Seafront, Whitstable, Kent
Funding : Peter Cushing O.B.E.

1989

Oyster Bench
Seafront, Whitstable, Kent
Funding : Canterbury C.C./Canterbury Festival Committee/ South East Arts /KCC


RESIDENCIES

2005

Southam
Four Southam Schools
Funding: Heritage Lottery Grant

2004

Tilgate
Tilgate Middle School, Crawley, East Sussex
Funding: Crawley District Council

2003

Iwade
Iwade County Primary School, Nr Sittingbourne, Kent
Funding: Hillreed Homes Ltd

2002

Environmental Sculpture
Thomas Willingale and North Weald Bassett Schools, Nr Epping, Essex
Funding: English Nature

2001

Environmental Work
Veranka Island, Bacs Kiscun, Hungary
Funding: Kent County Council

1997

Environmental Sculpture
College Le Trion, Samer, France
Funding: French Education Dept

1994

Environmental Sculpture
Hardelot, Nor Pas de Calais, France
Funding: Kent County Council

Artists & Craftspeople in Schools Scheme
Beauherne CP Infants School, Canterbury, Kent
Funding : South East Arts

1993

Sculpture
Sittingbourne Library, Kent
Funding : Kent County Council/South East Arts

Artists & Craftspeople in Schools Scheme
Deanwood CP Infants School, Wigmore, Kent
Funding : South East Arts

1992

Craft
Grizedale Forest Park, Cumbria
Funding : The Grizedale Society/Northern Arts

1991

Wood
Museum of Kent Life, Maidstone, Kent
Funding : South East Arts/Kent County Council/Cobtree Trust


EXHIBITIONS

2008

The Nature of Change - Whitstable Museum Gallery

2004

Just in Time – Maugham Gallery, Whitstable, Kent

2001

Iron & Wood - Sassoon Gallery, Folkestone Library, Kent

2000

Wood & Iron - Two Elements Explored - Ramsgate Library Gallery, Kent

1999

Kent Contemporary Craft - Romney Marsh Craft Gallery, Lydd, Kent

1996

Wood with a Life - Ramsgate Library Gallery, Kent

1993

Residencies - Maidstone Library Gallery, Kent
1992

The Furnished Landscape - Crafts Council, London

1991

Shades of Public Art – Maidstone Library Gallery, Kent

Sea Benches - Herbert Read Gallery,Canterbury, Kent

1989

Sea Bench Project - Whitstable Museum, Kent


AWARDS

2008

Arts Council England, Canterbury City Council, Swale Borough Council Funding towards 'Heart of Oak' living sculpture project

2001

Kent County Council Funding of International Creative Arts Workshop at Veranka, Hungary

South East Arts Small Award towards creation of website & presentation of new work

2000

South East Arts Small Award towards presentation of new work

1999

South East Arts Direct Support Grant towards development of a new body of work

1994

South East Arts Travel Bursary to Hungary


PUBLICATIONS & FEATURES

2008

Southam Stories (booklet)

2006

Hidden Delights (booklet & DVD)

2005

Feature in R H Review (August 05)

2002

5 1/2 miles of art ISBN 0-9541185-1-0

2001

Public Art in Coventry

1997

Feature in Woodcarving Magazine (No 36)

PUBLIC ART People Projects Process ISBN 0 907730 36 1

1996

Natural Order ISBN 0 9525450 5 5