is a self-taught artist whose creative development has been fuelled by his conviction,
immense energy and curiosity. Possessing
an innate comprehension of engineering and
him to explore his passion for challenge and experimentation.
teaching himself to sculpt in 1994. With the progression of his sculpting an
ambition emerged to personally shape each piece of his work from concept
completion. He had entrusted the casting of his earlier bronzes to the
established foundries. But the delays in delivering his work became frustrating
and he was disillusioned by the changes that resulted from not handling the
finishing stages himself.
In 2002 Steve
moved to Yorkshire, in the north of England, and began converting the vast
workshop next to his house in to the current 9 room studio & foundry.
It was here he
started to experiment in order to gain an understanding of the entire process
that is traditionally a closely guarded secret handed down between
The challenges included mastering mould making skills and the lost wax
impression of the moulds from which a one off ceramic mould is made
the bronze pouring. Expanding his expertise with chasing the bronze, his ability to hand work the malleable surface and with the patina (colours).
These stages are normally undertaken by a succession of different people, each
skilled in their particular phase of the evolving sculpture.
with a diversity of initiatives has taken Steve to India, Peru, Kenya, Tanzania,
Rwanda, Australia and Ethiopia, sculpting people and animals.
In the UK he
exhibits with the Halcyon Bruton Street gallery who have also sold his work in
the famous Harrods and Selfridges stores. His sculptures have been
Christie and Sotheby’s and Monaco Fine Arts sell Steve’s work in Monte Carlo.
He’s exhibited with LAPADA & BADA ( the antiques federations)
at their shows and twice
with The Wildlife Arts Society at the Westminster Gallery where in 1998 he won
the award for best3 dimensional piece. He exhibited
twice at the
Royal Academy in London. Current projects include developing designs for two
statues, which will be huge public pieces of art commemorating
the rugby league
players Clive Sullivan and Peter “Flash” Flanagan, and a recently completed
figurative piece to raise funds for Alzheimer’s researchvand young
have brain scans - this may extend to a further commission to produce a life
size sculpture. He has been invited to Buckingham Palace to do a portrait
Duke of Edinburgh. He has just completed a life size bust of
Jim Cronin and
Charlie the Chimp which will be on display from October 2008. Jim Cronin
one of the Founders of Monkey World –
The Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset, UK. In 2009 Steve started working on the Welsh
Dragon Project, which will be an
80 foot dragon to be situated in
Wrexham, North Wales. Planning for this was granted in March 2011.
In February 2010 he had a very successful exhibition in
Barbados which sold out. Steve has just been awarded to a commission at
Wembley Stadium of 5 Rugby League players to be unveiled at the 2014 Challenge
Final. He is also working on projects with Carrs of Sheffield and selling
his work at Harrods.