Whilst my children were young I took part in a series of stone carving courses with Maria Moorhouse. I can’t imagine now a life without being able to carve stone. This ancient natural material inspires and drives me to discover its possibilities. The whole process is challenging and hard work but deeply fulfilling. This ancient form of expression and creativity is rhythmic and meditative, and the process full of life’s lessons.
My art has been my therapy through difficult times and an inspiration for my soul. The works of Modigliani, Rodin and Brancusi, as well as the fascinating sculptures of antiquity, Asian Buddhist art and spirituality have all had an influenced on the visions and meanings in my work.
I often incorporate natural materials into my sculpture, like crystals, fossils, gold leaf and drift wood. I enjoy carving organic shell like forms which make beautiful ornaments for the home and garden.
The current inspirations for my sculpture are found in the Japanese woodblock prints of Landscapes and of Koi carp, turtles and other sea life, new themes are emerging based on traditional Japanese art where I am experimenting with carving various types of serpentine.
My work can be purchased at various sculpture exhibitions throughout the year and I take part in the Devon Open Studio event during September. I am also happy to consider commissions.