I studied at Art School 1957-62 then taught in Art Schools (to post-graduate level) for 25 years. Through all that time and since I have been a practising artist, exhibiting widely in this country and sometimes abroad.
Around 1970 I felt a growing antipathy to the overwhelming hegemony of modernism. In my first still-life carving, flowers on a table, I chose the most hackneyed of imagery on which to lavish time and care, and to emphatically step aside from the mainstream.
So far as I know, this initiated the genre of carved Still-life and it gave me the realisation of translating the ephemeral, or happenstance, to the immutable.
In 1991 I won a Granite-carving Fellowship at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop. Since then, much of my work has been made in granite.