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Humber College of Applied arts and Technology Toronto Canada.
Pre University entrance O and A level equivalents

Weymouth Technical College Weymouth UK.
Diploma in stone sculpture/architectural carving
City and Guilds stonemasonry.

Lancaster University, Lancaster UK.
BA hons 2:1 Art and Design

Vocational Training

Was pupil and assistant to Josefina de Vasconcellos MBE who was pupil and assistant to Bourdelle who was assistant to Rodin.

Major Public Commissions

‘Medieval knight’ over life sized stone sculpture at the Law Courts Lancaster City Council, 1984

‘The cycling bear’ relief stone sculpture Greyhound Bridge cycling track Lancaster City Council 1984

‘Hippo’ sculptural functional play piece for Lancaster city council

‘Wings of Eagles’ over life sized stone sculpture Rydal Hall Cumbria, unveiled by Bishop of Penrith. 1986

‘The stingman stane’ replication of famous stone depicting the import of Wine into Leith. (Official Scot’s monument). 1987

‘Jack’ over life sized depiction of an Irish terrier for Lancaster University 1989

‘Bulls head’ carved in Shap granite for Lancaster University collection 1990

Over life sized ‘Male torso’ sculpted in stone. University of University of Cumbria 1993

‘St Martin and the beggar’ over life sized sculpture commissioned by University of Cumbria. 1994

‘Armitt Stone’ Slate monolith hand lettered and unveiled by Minister for Culture 1992

‘Mary and Babe’ Nine feet high figure sculpted in Limestone for Lancaster Priory, unveiled by Bishop of Blackburn 1994

’11th Station of the Cross’ for Wintershall estate near Guildford 1994

‘Emergence’ 12 foot high figure sculpted in Cumbrian Limestone, commissioned for Manchester College 1999

‘Sea Legend’ eight foot high sandstone sculpture for Harrington Harbour Cumbria 2000

‘Bulls head no 2’, Eight foot sculpture of Bull for local restaurant Workington 2000

‘Man lion’ sculpture for HRH The Queen’s Golden Jubilee for Workington 2002

‘Medieval Legend’ 15’ x 15’ relief carving commissioned by J Sainsbury for Wigan 1996

‘Monolithic Herdwick Ram’ sculpture sculpted in Portland stone unveiled by HRH The Prince of Wales, enabled by Cumbria Rural Regeneration. ‘The Hall mark of Cockermouth’ 200.

‘Prince Henry Sinclair’ eight foot sculpture for the Clan Sinclair Study centre

‘Wild Boer’ life sized sculpture, over life sized medieval lion of St Bernard of Clairrvau Furness Abbey 2006

‘Raphael the Angel of Healing’ a memorial to Josfeina de Vasconcellos, Rydal Hall Cumbria unveiled by Fiona Armstrong 2009

Several hand carved features for Capita for Barrow in Furness 2009

‘Miners’ stone memorial’ large lazonby sandstone boulder with carved features unveiled by MEP

‘Lang Sandy Armstong’ 10 foot high depiction of a Border Riever for the village of Canonbie, work on going

Charity Work

For the J de V arts care trust. Worked raising money for those in financial poverty in Favela
Da Rochina Rio Brazil Oct 2008 to Feb 2009.

I have trained young offenders and those for whom school is not working to be stonemasons intermittently in Britain. I worked with The Prince’s Trust for the Built Environment in 2004 to 2005 accomplishing the monolithic Herdwick Ram sculpture unveiled HRH The Prince of Wales. In 2007 I donated a sculpture ‘Fortitude’ which was auctioned through The Prince’s Trust for the built environment at Westminster Cathedral London.

Outstanding projects

‘9/11 Friends across the Oceans’ accomplished an intermediary sized sculpture in Vermont USA via a bi national training initiative receiving a letter of thanks from prominent Senators and President Bush.