Born             1960 The Netherlands


1983-84       Visual Arts, Foundation Course, Manchester Polytechnic

1984-87       BA Hons Fine Art (Sculpture), N.E. London Polytechnic

1987-88       MA Fine Art (Sculpture), Manchester Polytechnic

 Exhibitions Include

 2015           The King of the Cats tours to: Lancaster City Museum, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk and Gallery Oldham

                    Chelsworth Open Garden: solo show

                    A Moveable Feast – Gavagan Art Gallery Artists at the Pendle Heritage Centre

2014            New Year- New Work, Curwen Gallery, London; an exhibition by selected artists

                     Beelden in Gees, the Netherlands – summer show in sculpture garden and gallery

                     The King of the Cats – Lancashire Tales explored by 4 artists and 1 storyteller

                     Launch at The Whitaker, Rossendale, touring to Bury Art Museum

 2013            3 Staffordshire Moorland Gardens – Solo Sculpture show

     Sculptures at Dean Manor gardens, solo show nr. Chipping Norton

                     Sculptures at Dipley Mill gardens, solo show in Hampshire

                    Chelsea Flower Show, London

Linton Court, Settle

2012             Curwen Gallery, London

Chelsea Flower Show, London

Linton Court, Settle

 2011             Chelsea Flower Show, London

Wild Sculptures in a Wild Garden – Solo Show at Tattenhall Hall, Cheshire

                     Linton Court, Settle, N. Yorkshire

 2010            Tregoning Gallery, Derby, from 29 Jan.

                     Pride of the Valley Sculpture Park, Guildford, Surrey

                     Affordable Art Fair, London

 2009           Chelsea Flower Show, Chelsea, London.

                     Richard Attenborough Centre, University of Leicester: a Celebration of British Sculpture

      Tregoning Gallery, Derby, selected sculptures

Curwen Gallery, London

2008            Wagging Tongues continues its tour around the UK

2007            Sotheby’s Exhibition and Auction, 20th Century British Sculpture, London Olympia

Curwen and New Academy Gallery, London:  The Great Outdoors Show

Prudential Headquarters, London: Summer Selection Show

                     Making Connections moves to Mecklenburg, Germany

2006            Chelsea Flower Show, Sotheby’s Stand, Chelsea, London;

                     Wagging Tongues, a touring exhibition and education

                     initiative inspired by proverbs from around the world,

                     with artists Shellie Byatt and Adrienne Craddock is launched at:

                     Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter,

                     and travels to municipal galleries around the UK

2005            Edinburgh Festival, featuring in the International Book Festival

2004            Newby Hall Sculpture Park, Ripon, North Yorkshire (also 2005 - 2008)

2003            The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London;

                     represented by Red Gallery, Marlow

                     The Mare’s Tale travels to Scotland and finalizes its tour at the:

                     Natuurhistorisch Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands

2002            New Work, Solo exhibition at Curwen Gallery, London

                     The Mare’s Tale continues its tour around the UK

2001             Beastly, major solo exhibition at Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery

                     The Mare’s Tale continues its tour around the UK:

 2000          Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy, Wales: Sculptures by 3 new members

                    Launch of The Mare’s Tale, an exhibition initiated by the artist, exploring traditional nursery rhymes from

                    around the world, at Bury Museum & Art Gallery. The exhibition tours to municipal galleries around the UK.:

 1999           Full Circle, Curwen Gallery, London: Solo Exhibition

 1998           Art ’98, Contemporary Art Fair, London

                    Chanticleer tours to:

                    Dingle Festival, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland

                    Royal Netherlands Embassy, Dublin, Ireland

 1997           Curwen Gallery, London: Solo Exhibition

                    Art ’97, Contemporary Art Fair, London

                    Courcoux & Courcoux, Hampshire

                    Chanticleer tours to:

                    Promenade Hotel Gallery, The Hague, The Netherlands

                    Royal Netherlands Embassy, London

                    Wilbee’s Kunstwerken, Alkmaar, The Netherlands

 1996           Bruton Street Gallery, London

                    Royal Netherlands Embassy, London: Solo Exhibition

                    British Council, Manchester: Solo Exhibition

                    Chanticleer continues its tours around the UK

1995            Galerie Willbee’s Kunstwerken, Alkmaar, Holland: Solo Exhibition

                    Kunsthandel Pieter Breughel, Amsterdam, Holland

                    Fletcher Challenge, Auckland, New Zealand

                    Chanticleer, Two WomenExhibition with printmaker Adrienne Craddocklaunched at Manchester Town

                    Hall, touring to 7 municipal galleries around the UK

 1993           Civic Centre, Walsall, East Midlands; Exhibition Coinciding with Erection of Public Sculpture

1990           Flaxman Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent: Solo Exhibition

                   Edge Hill College of HE, Ormskirk, Lancs: Solo Exhibition

                   Salford Museum of Mining: Solo Exhibition

 1987          Germinations IV;  Biennale of Colleges of Art

                   FRAC of Marseilles, France, touring to:

                   De Beyerd, Breda, The Netherlands

                   Royal College of Art, London

                   Frauenmuseum, Bonn, Germany.



2014             Sustrans; Way of the Roses – Commission to realize a number of sculptures for the Bentham Bike Loop

2013              Sustrans: Way of The Roses – Passing Places, commission to develop proposals for artworks connecting Bentham with the cycle route.

2012            The Canal & River Trust and Manchester City Council: Canal Connections, Rochdale Canal, Newton Heath, East Manchester;

commission for a nature themed sculpture

2010             Friends of Bold Venture Park (Darwen): heritage sculpture trail

Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston:  small bronze sculpture inspired by the collection

2009             Life size Mammoth - 3D drawing in welded steel rod for Chelsea Flower Show

United Futures/Groundwork Trust: Bronze sculpture of great-crested

newt for Gorton Reservoir; collaboration with Brian Raymond from Leaf Arts

2008             United Utilities: Steel Sculpture of Heron at Entwistle Reservoir

          Private Commission of life size bronze Mammoth and 3 figures for sculpture garden

 2007             Blackburn with Darwen BC with Groundwork Trust: commission to develop sculptures

                        for Roe Lee Park, Blackburn, in consultation with local groups.

   7 bronze awards commissioned by Creativity Works for award ceremony                           

2005             Rainhill High School, Merseyside: Welded sculpture for sculpture Park.

                       Clitheroe Grammar School, Lancashire: Large Ceramic Sculpture.

2004             Private Commission of Large Bronze Sculpture of Loren Eiseley for Sculpture Garden

2003             Bronze Sculpture for Accrington Library.

2002             Parkarts 2002, Blackburn with Darwen. Commission to create series of sculptures from found natural and

                      recycled materials during residency in park and along nature trail.

2001-2002   Private Commission of Large Bronze Sculpture of two mating tortoises for the Caribbean island of Mustique.

                      This is the first public sculpture on the Island.

 2000            Private Commission of Large Bronze Sculpture of Dorothy Parker for Sculpture Garden.

1999-2000   River Lune Millennium Park, Lancaster: Large sculpture in mild steel along cycle path.

1998              Private Commission of Large Bronze Sculpture of Charles Darwin astride a giant tortoise for Sculpture Garden.

1996             Commission for New Towns / Creative Landscapes: 3 Sculptures for Village Green, Cottam, a new

                      residential development near Preston, Lancashire.

                     North Tyneside Public Art Agency: public sculpture f sculpture trail at Rising Sun Country Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

                      Drawings for British Consulate, Hong Kong, Commissioned by Terry Farrell & Partner Architects

1995             MAB(UK) LTD: Bronze Sculpture of legendary Black Knight at centre of Arcades Shopping Centre, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Gtr. Manchester

1993             Walsall MBC: Public Sculpture outside Civic Centre, Walsall, East Midlands

1992              London Docklands Development Corporation: Two Public Sculptures at Barnard Wharf, Rotherhithe, London

1991              Groundwork Trust, Wigan: Sculpture at Spinning Gate, Leigh, Lancashire    


1988-93               Employed by Wigan Education Authority as Artist in Residence at Drumcroon Education Art Centre and schools in the LEA

1993onwards     Artist in Residence in schools (primary, secondary, 6th form), parks, art galleries and hospitals around the North West Region, through Artists-in-Schools, Mid Penine Arts                                         Creative Partnerships/ Curious Minds and as founder member of Arteach           

Public Collections

                       Dean Clough Art Gallery, Halifax, Yorkshire

                       Drumcroon Education Art Centre, Wigan

                       Provident Financial, Bradford, Yorkshire

                       Bury Art Gallery & Museum

                       Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery

                       ABCG, Groningen, The Netherlands

                       The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston

                       The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

Work In Stock

                       Curwen Gallery, London

                       The Pride of the Valley Sculpture Park, Farnham, Surrey

                       Broomhill Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Barnstaple

                       Linton Court, Settle, North Yorkshire

                       Beelden in Gees, the Netherlands

 Critical Reviews & Press Coverage

2012              BBC News Lancashire Website: 7 July 2012.      In Pictures: Darwen Park Heritage Trail:

2012             The Lancashire Magazine, July 2012

                       Animal Magic by Harold Heys

 2012             inside Lancashire, summer 2012

                       400 year wait to meet Lancashire witch continues..

                       Report on public sculpture commission

 2004             The South Bank Show, BBC 2, 16 February 2003,

                       programme on Felix Dennis featuring unveiling of first

                       public sculpture at Mustique  

 2001             Artists & Illustrators; February 2001, Back to the Nursery

                       by Laura Gascoigne 2002         Points West, BBC 1, October 2002, feature on “The

                       Mare’s Tale Touring Exhibition 1997      The Arts and Antiques Hour; BBC 2, November 1997

 1999             The Sunday Times Magazine; New London, April 1999,

                       pg 11; Life Forms by Ria Higgins

1997             The Independent; Eye On Tuesday, 23 December 1997,

                       pg. 7: Collect Call by John Windsor

  1997            De Haagse Courant; “Twee Cylindertjes Als de Neus van

                       een Schaap”, Floor de Booys, March 12th 1997, p 8.