My creative practice is about exploring the connectivity between the mind and its cerebral activities, the dexterity of hands and the malleable material of clay. This process, a transference of thought, emotion and memory into biomorphic forms.
Born 1964 in South Devon, moving north to Manchester at the age of six where I was schooled and then studied graphic design at college. This then became my career for the next 25 years. In my forties life and career profoundly changed due to illness to which I relocated back my birthplace nearly 40 years after leaving it. It was here quite by happenstance that I discovered clay and its exciting creative possibilities. Since then over the past 10 years I have been creating and exhibiting in Devon, London and Venice, my work is also in America and Canada.
Living and creating in Paignton, Torbay.
Married to Las Vegas artist and photographer Regina Lafay Bellamy.
TORRE ABBEY MUSEUM
2010 group show
TORRE ABBEY CONTEMPORARY 3D. This major exhibition was held at the 12th century Torre Abbey headlined by Turner Prize winner Damien Hirst. The other artists selected were specialised in three dimensional art.
WILLIAM BENINGTON GALLERY
2013 solo show
UNRESOLVED. A solo London exhibition. Sculptural ceramics of three dimensional expressions, biomorphic forms that seem caught in the process of transformation. Delicate organic masses growing and evolving, reaching for a resolution.
2011 group show
PREBIENNALE VENEZIA. Set in the beautiful and cultural city of Venice prior to the 54th Venice Biennale art exhibition. This painting and sculptural exhibition assembled fifty talented artists from many countries around the world.
2012 group show
2018 group show
SCULPTURE TRAIL 2018. Where
eighteen artist's contemporary art sits within the 17th century Cockington Court setting. Both internal spaces and the external walled garden area exhibited a wide range of sculptural ideas and forms with the utilisation of many different materials and creative techniques.
SCULPTURAL at Coombe Trenchard.
Located at an Edwardian Arts and Crafts large country house and gardens. Organised by the William Benington Gallery where sculptural artists and designers use their craft and originality to create a very memorable exhibition.
BIRDWOOD HOUSE GALLERY
2019 solo show
MIND OVER MATTER. A solo exhibition where art explores the relationship between the spaces of positivity and negativity within human thoughts, emotions and moods.
2013 group show
Within the grounds and buildings
of the late Agatha Christie's summer residence of Greenway situated next to the River Dart. 'The Great Create' showcased artists and sculptors from the Devon region.