I teach drawing and stonecarving at my studio in Worcestershire. Carving stone by hand is quiet and meditative; a matter of technique not force, and the experience of working in a stone-yard can reveal physical and creative abilities many people are unaware they have. Basic tools are few and unchanged for millennia. I encourage students to carve directly into the stone rather than copy a predetermined model, and so take their drawings from sketchbook to sculpture.
I also lead a weekly drawing class the the Artrix Arts Centre, Bromsgrove. My aim in both drawing and carving is to help students to work in their own way and so discover their unique creative abilities.
In 2009 I was elected to the Society of Wildlife Artists with whom I exhibit my work annually at the Mall Galleries in London.
I am also an accredited lecturer for the Arts Society and a LAMDA gold medalist with distinction. I speak about sculpture and my practice as a professional stone carver and about my interest in the history of the early piano.