I began working with stone at an early age when at four years old I helped my father repair gaps in the drystone walls surrounding our family farm in Galloway, South West Scotland. This, I believe, sparked an interest in stone work which would eventually become my passion.
In 2007 I created my first slate sculpture and by June 2008 had held my first exhibition. Since then I have exhibited many times, including several award winning years at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
I believe slate offers texture that many materials do not; the layers create depth, the construction is a source of intrigue to many and the sculptures I create, rather than dominate, tend to be dignified within and communicate with their surrroundings.
I have also ventured into working with other materials including glass, and more recently, bronze, which is cast from stacked slate and takes on a remarkably similar appearance.
I have completed over 100 public and private commissions, both within the UK and overseas. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to work in some beautiful places and love that my work evokes feeling and emotion.
The images on this site represent a sample of the sculptures I have produced. If you would like further information please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
I hope you enjoy my work.