“St Kilda is an isolated and uninhabited archipelago of islands off the north west coast of the Outer Hebrides. Its remote location, spectacular landscape, rich birdlife and fascinating human story has been a recent focus of my artwork, primarily in my preferred medium of painting. 
The possibility of working in bronze came about by chance. I happened to see Marianne Heske’s marvellous sculpture ‘The Head’ being shipped out of an innocuous set of doors in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle district, which in turn led to the discovery of Castle Arts Foundry and the fascinating work being discretely conducted on my doorstep. 
The free wax offer was an intriguing incentive to try a new medium, and the arrival of the evocatively scented green casting wax a few days later was the spur to have a go at creating something that could be suitable for my forthcoming show at Corke Gallery in July.
Whilst the wax can be carved and moulded directly, the nature of the foundry process results in the destruction of the master model. It seemed likely that I may wish to produce a small edition in the future so I decided to create a plaster mould from which future wax castings could be made. 
The end result was really beyond all expectation. Bronze has a unique and captivating lustre, its sheer weight is beguiling and it’s clear as soon as you have it in your hand that you have created something special, something that will (probably) last forever, whatever the relative artistic merits of the piece.
For my part I found the opportunity to create a work in bronze truly inspirational as an artist. For a medium that understandably appears out of reach, Castle Fine Arts have created a mechanism to explore this incredible material, one that is affordable and yet backed by a professional and encouraging team. This is an innovative and richly rewarding pathway to the creation of your first bronze sculpture."