History of sculpture
How I started in sculpture...
When the world was young my family moved to Malta for a few years. With no TV, my mother encouraged us kids to draw, on anything, even on the white-washed kitchen walls if we were good enough. Then, when I was five I won a prize for a horse made out of matchsticks and spuds. I was on my way. Later, back in England, I took Art & Design Foundation at Scarborough Technical College. This was an inspirational year. As well as sampling art disciplines that I'd never contemplated before, including sculpture, I started to develop a respect for my own instincts. Techniques can be learned and practised, but without conviction they wont amount to much. I also trained to be an art teacher, in Newcastle, but Scarborough is where my path was set. My influences are as diverse as Canova, Rodin and Henry Moore. Each of these artists developed an eye, and sculptural skills which enabled them to realise their ideas into works of beauty. May we all strive to do the same.