'Originally from Cambridge, I graduated from Brighton College of Art & Design in '92 with a BA(Hons) in Illustration. In my final year I specialised in three-dimensional illustration and animation, leading to a career in special effects, commercial model-making and even bespoke carpentry. I've been exhibiting my work for over 20 years and, throughout my career, have always championed the use of reclaimed and found materials - trawling though shed clearances, car boot sales, beaches and antique shops to find the perfect component for each sculpture.'

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'My work follows two distinct paths:

-The first revolves around robots. I'll happily re-use old tins, door locks or vintage car parts, whatever it takes to give each robot its unique and distinct personality.

-The second focuses on my love of the East Anglian coastline and its ramshackle fishermen's huts, houses, pubs and boats. It is this weather-ravaged working environment, with its improvised structures and colour palette, that really hold my interest.'