About the artist (that’s me)
I’m a sculptor who works in stone and bronze, sometimes in steel, and occasionally in wood. My style is largely representational (you can see what it’s supposed to be), with some diversions into more stylized, semi-abstract works. My work focuses largely on the human figure and portraiture, and on bird and wildlife subjects. I have work in private collections in Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston, Chatham Ont., Dallas TX, Detroit MI, Nashville TN, Providence RI, Auburn CA, Belleair FL and London (England), with public commissions in garden, church and urban settings. Works range in size from table-top to monumental, and have been exhibited widely in galleries and exhibitions throughout Ontario and in the United States.
I am largely self-taught, having taken up sculpture full-time after a 26-year career in the telecommunications industry, including executive positions with Nortel Networks Corporation in Canada and the U.S. Practical training and experience came from close working relationships with two prominent sculptors in the U.S. while living there — Malcolm Harlow, one of the foremost portrait sculptors in the U.S., and Allan LeQuire, a figurative sculptor well-known in the southern U.S. My earlier career also included service as an Information Officer with the United Nations in the Middle East, and as a journalist in Canada. I was born in Wales, and hold degrees from the University of Western Ontario (London, Canada) and Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois).