Following a thirty six year career in the London Fire Brigade as an operational firefighter, trainer and fire safety inspector I decided it was time for a change of direction.

I have always been interested in art, sculpture and crafts, in fact anything you can create with your hands. I'm a fixer upper, a doer, a mender and maker of things, so finding interesting new ways to express my art satisfies me. 

I am self taught and have no formal artistic qualifications, a 'monkey see, monkey do' type of learner. When I see a piece of art I like my first thought is how do they do that; my second is would I have it in my house?

I like art that makes me smile, makes me stare, intrigues or challenges me, that occupies my mind. The likes of Jeff Koons, Peter Anton and Mike Hammer among many others do this for me. 

My own art makes no statement, has no agenda or bias, it will not try to influence you or sway you in any direction, there are more than enough brilliant artists out there doing that. 

I hope you enjoy viewing my art as much as I have enjoyed creating it.

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