My work is organised into eight categories on this website. Portraits , Figures, Stroboscopic Photos, Paintings, Egyptian
Reliefs, Drawings and Restoration. You can reach them using the menu buttons top right.
The table of links at the bottom of the page lets you choose a section and go through all the pages in it in sequence. Click
on one of the headings in the box and then on 'next page'. If you think you are lost you can always come back to this page
(BACK TO BEGINNING) and start again.
Some of the portraits shown here were commissioned. Others are of friends who have been willing to sit for me over the
years. Since I have often taken photos of portraits while I was still working on the clay I have included some of those here
as I think it makes an interesting comparison with the various materials which can be used for the finished cast. For
quality you canít beat bronze or something carved in a hard stone, but I have a number of casts made of resin with marble
dust which have withstood many years outside in the garden.
I have an interest in ancient civilisations. The Egyptian reliefs seen on this site are my copies. The originals are in the
Egyptian museum in Cairo. Figurative sculpture was very unfashionable when I was a student. Coloured figurative
sculptures would have been entirely frowned upon. This always seemed mistaken to me. I have always found the art of the
ancient civilisations entirely fascinating. For me the art of the modern world has never eclipsed the ancient world,the
classical world, the Middle ages or the Renaissance. While the need has often been felt to break free from a tradition
which has become too restrictive, it is also true that a compulsive 'breaking free' can itself become a stifling tradition. I like
to think that perhaps the 20th century has finally brought us to a point where great artistic diversity can really co-exist. I
think many more artists now have this tolerance.
In a truly free world there would be no need to attack any tradition which did not force conformity to itself, just the
opportunity to experience each as it is. Of course the world is never free, but as long as humanity exists it will always
Sculpture has come to a standstill for me due to the need to do other things to make a living, especially since the
recession associated with the house price boom and bust followed by the banking crisis. I am sure these things are
symptomatic of deeply misguided policies being followed by those in positions of power on the world stage, who are being
fooled into acting in the interests of institutions whose sole ideology is to make the maximum possible financial returns for
a minority instead of acting in the best interests of the world's people as a whole.
I feel I am living during a time when the fundamental structure of civilisation is being undermined by the lie that humanity
and morality have no place in economics. I see this not as sound financial sense but as a perverse anti-idealism which will
ultimately prove itself to be a form of self-destructive behaviour. I fear it will be a hard lesson of history before it is learned.
In the last couple of years I have been following an interest in solving the mysteries of the remains of Britain's ancient
civilisation. These surround me in Wiltshire. They seem to say we need to regain respect for the rhythms of nature.
For some reason I am looking for the key to transcend the impasse of the future by trying to connect with the
consciousness of the distant past, so I am currently working on drawings for a book on the geometry of Avebury
and if you would like to see some of the things I found, you'll find a lot of videos here..................
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This, of course, is the invaluable website run by
Gerry McFarlane for all artists who studied at Bath
Academy of Art at Corsham. Find old photos and
people you lost touch with!
Go to Stroboscopic 9 and you will find a colour
changing image gallery.
galleries: Interesting links
with Philip Lee, Andrea Altkuckatz and Naomi
Renouf at Hastings Art Forum: 36 Marina St
Leonards, Hastings, East Sussex TN38 0BU
Nataraj Artspace Marlborough 2008