Lives and works in Derbyshire.

1961 Born in Northampton (UK)
1983 Leicester Polytechnic 2:1 BA Fine Art in Sculpture (UK)
1985 Postgraduate Diploma in Art Therapy St. Albans (UK)

” The images I make are dream-like and contemplative, designed to create a feeling of another reality where peaceful co-existence is possible between us and nature. The style is bold and semi-abstract with graceful sweeping curves and simplified details.
In my work I play with the conventions of fairytales and fables, often turning the stories on their heads and twisting them. Goldilocks has made peace with the bears and Red Riding Hood has grown up to be a confident femme fatale who entrances the Wolf.  There are many ‘first-nation’ stories of a time when beasts could talk and the world was one, not divided into the human/animal worlds.
I am interested in our perception of the animal kingdom, told through fairytale and fable, art, books and film, rather than realistic depiction.  A big influence on my work has been Angela Carter who wrote several short stories and novels on the theme of fairytales, “The Company of Wolves” and “The Bloody Chamber” being among the most famous. She tells tales of transformation, wonder and strangeness but, however dark the stories are, there is, more often than not, a redemptive ending.
My work is solidly rooted in the figurative tradition. Of all the artists of the past I particularly admire the work of Elie Nadelman. A Polish-born sculptor working in the earlier part of the last century, he was innovative in his wonderful sense of fluid line and form, influenced by American folk art. “

– Paul Smith


Girl and Wolf

36 x 35 cm

First Man

30 x 16 cm

Dodo and Girl

Iron, Marble, Slate Resin
88 x 55 cm

little bird told me

44 x 19 cm

Large Owl

52 x 25 x 24 cm

Strange Little Girl

Marble, Slate Resin
181 x 97 cm

First Cuckoo Spring

40 x 30 cm

Large Hare

47 x 35 cm

Fish for Supper

Iron, Marble, Slate Resin
63 x 53 cm