|Newlyn gull on harbour wall|
|Estuary wader - sculpted paper|
|Birds sculpted out ready to glue onto canvas|
|Shown in New York|
|Black Swan - sculpted paper|
|Redwings - sculpted pare|
|Mock up for Vichy Skin care|
Whilst in Cornwall Anthony Hepworth Nicholson (stepson of the sculptor Barbara Hepworth, and son of painter Ben Nicholson) opened a gallery and took me on as one of his artists, giving me a solo show and making me artist of the month. This was a boost to my career as I was a late starter in the professional sense and needed to pack a lot in.
"My writing carried on and I wrote the story line for #Underground – a short supernatural film made in London by Markus Etter.
spurred me on to write a full length supernatural novel which I'm currently in the process of completing. I was fortunate for my sculpted paper work of a seagull and black swan to be shown in New York. In addition I was selected for inclusion in the book by Bare Hill Publishing ‘State of the Art’, Sculpture and 3D in 2013.
"I have recently moved to Bristol and I feel 2015 is time to embrace new beginnings and to stretch myself in different ways. I have already begun that process, stepping right out of my comfort zone to create a completely different work of art. It's a painting on a large canvas of a rusty old car, a classic I believe. I’d pass it daily when taking my dog out and it always looked rather sad and neglected.
"Where once headlights existed are now big black holes. Just one old fashioned wing mirror survived and the bonnet looked torn and ragged where the rust had nibbled it away. When I saw daisies appear though, it struck me at how beautiful the scene was. Corrosion being softened by the regeneration of nature – I was hooked. It took me a couple of months to paint and although it was a challenge, it was such an enjoyable process that I can't wait to start on the next one, whatever that might be…"