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I am a painter, using a variety of mediums, including oil, water colour and acrylic, and I am also a sculptor, creating ceramic sculptures with fired clay. My artwork, both painting and sculpture, predominantly features the natural world, especially animals and birds. The models that I make are of creatures that I have observed closely and photographed in the wild or studied in museums and zoos. My medical career gave me a sound knowledge of human anatomy, which has subsequently assisted my understanding of bone and muscle structure in the animals I model.
I have been fortunate enough to travel to Africa many times and many of the animals I depict are those I have watched whilst on safari. I hope that some of my sculptures will draw attention to endangered species. During the recent lockdown travel was impossible, I spent much time looking at my garden and have made models of the many avian visitors.
After serving for many years as a consultant histopathologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, I took a planned early retirement in order to pursue my long held desire to study art in a formal setting. I went on to obtain a BA degree (1st class honours) in art and art history at the Cambridge School of Art in Anglia Ruskin University (formerly Anglia Polytechnic University).
I am a longstanding member and a past President of Cambridge Drawing Society and I am a member of Anglian Potters.