I grew up in Cumbria, where the mountains, rock and water of the landscape have been a lasting source of inspiration. My sculpture is an expression of my love of landscape and the natural world.
I began carving stone over 20 years ago, a member of a vibrant collective of sculptors and artists living in the Pennines. Working with stone provides a visual and physical connectedness with landscape and time, and my work has been concerned with expressing the rhythms of the natural world through the human form.
I most often work in Ancaster or Lincoln stone, which are fine grained, warm coloured limestones. Also Polyphant stone which comes from Cornwall, from a quarry worked since Norman times and listed in the Doomsday book of 1086.