Eddie is an artist; a biology graduate; an award-winning nature reserve warden and a former wildlife park director. First and foremost, however, he is an active and passionate wildlife conservationist. An outdoor countryman through and through, he is never happier than when in remote, wild places studying and watching wildlife.
Although widely travelled, his favourite places are the outlying islands of Scotland. He feels particularly privileged to have spent an entire month on the inaccessible and uninhabited islands of St Kilda where he was able to observe and sketch the massive seabird colonies. It was this particular expedition which fuelled his desire to sculpt a range of seabirds and have them cast in bronze.
Although Eddie had previously spent many years carving birds, he found that sculpting gave him greater flexibility and freedom than working entirely in wood.
Although he generally prefers to concentrate on British birds and mammals, he is currently sculpting a Spanish Lynx – a beautiful but highly endangered species. Through his artwork Eddie hopes to promote interest in wildlife and foster support for its effective conservation.
DERBYSHIRE OPEN ARTS
I will be opening my gallery and workshop from Saturday the 25th May until Sunday 2nd June for the above exhibition.
Many other Derbyshire artists will also be opening their premises for this popular, annual event.
It is quite different to a normal exhibition and has a different feel to it. As well as selling your work it is also for visitors to see the artists demonstrating their techniques and methods of working. Questions are welcome and advice offered.
The whole feeling of the exhibition is very friendly and informal.
Although I only officially open my gallery a few times a year, I also welcome visitors outside these times, but, it is important that you contact me before leaving home to make sure I am at the workshop.
These visits are very popular and a warm welcome is guaranteed.
contact details are:
Phone: 01629 583108 Mobile: 07714418174