b.1951 Lancashire, UK
Home in Wells, Somerset, UK
I resumed activities as a sculptor in 2014 and have since shown sculpture, installation and video.
Given my history, it will be no surprise that I am interested in the experiences of new older artists returning or starting to make art that takes into account contemporary practices.
Qualified as an Art Therapist in 1984 and had a career in NHS Adult Mental Health services in London and Birmingham until 2011.
Foundation Course at Hull Regional College of Art in 1975, followed by BA (Hons) in Fine Art Sculpture, Liverpool Polytechnic, College of Art, 1976-79. Awarded the post-graduate John Moores Fellowship in Sculpture for 1979-80 which allowed me a further year working in the studios at the department and which financed travel to Paris and Amsterdam to see historic art collections and contemporary work.
1968-69, organised and performed in events known as Arts Laboratories based in
Norwich and Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. These were an amalgam of rock concert, poetry readings and experimental theatre and these convinced me that
the relationship between the makers whatever art form and those viewing and
consuming it, should be as fluid and active as possible.