I was born and raised in Brewood, Staffordshire. Attained an Upper Second Class Honours in Ceramics at Stafford College of Art. I started my sculpting career at Coalport China producing mice and wildlife for resin, and Cottages and Victorian style pastille burners for bone china.
With Holland Studio Craft I began with wildlife, dogs and farm animals and then in the late eighties, after failing to get the rights to produce Lord of the Rings figures, I was given the brief: think up a fantasy range of your own, anything you like as long as it includes wizards, dragons and crystals! ah those immortal words. So, I had the idea of using the four seasons as the initial concept: one colour to represent each season, one wizard, one dragon, one crystal for each colour. That was four dragons, four wizards, four different crystals already, and I had only just started. This of course was Enchantica, and my artistic life was never to be the same again. That was nearly twenty years ago. Dragons have dominated my art ever since.
I have travelled across North America with my wizards and dragons, and of course the length and breadth of the UK. I have met many people who share my passion for fantasy, and in some cases far exceed it. I have made some good friends and strong memories. I have even appeared on live TV shopping channels on both sides of the Atlantic with my work, and taken part in major collectors events attracting thousands of eager fantasy fans.
As a freelance sculptor I have continued my career in fantasy figures. Much of my work can now be seen with The Dragonsite.com, where I have enjoyed new artistic and technical freedom, and produced pieces of a much greater complexity.
I still explore other areas of interest occasionally and have not abandoned completely my great interest in wildlife and the environment, but the boy who was addicted to Doctor Who, Ray Harryhausen films and later Hammer Horror still calls to me, and its never long before I take his hand once again and let a new fantasy adventure begin!