Born and working in London.
La Sagesse convent until 11yrs old.
The Convent of the Sacred Heart. Whetstone, North London.
While still at school I attended the Sir John Cass School of Art
at weekends from the age of 14 -17. Painting with a knife appealed
to me most, using increasingly more paint. I soon discovered the
life-modelling class, which reinforced my instinct towards the
sculpting medium. My first head won 1st prize in an exhibition
of children's art in Hampstead. This head was then exhibited for
a week at the Ben Uri Gallery, Dean Street London.
I then attended Chelsea School of Art
for a Pre-Diploma year 1969-1970.
I went to the City and Guilds Art School in Kennington, London
for two days a week. 1970-1972.
the age of fifteen I had started to undertake commissioned
Jack Maxwell (future owner of the Halle Orchestra).
A Maiman 1967 Bronze
Max Weldon. Circa 1967. Bronze head and another
in 1977. Bronze.
children's heads Bronze circa 1970
Eric Wilkins 1971 (Chairman of the Barbican Arts
Centre committee) A one and a half times life-size
portrait, in bronze. Shown at the Guildhall for
Auden. Purchased by the Barbican Arts Centre
Daltrey (lead singer of 'The Who') Bronze. Shown
at The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)1978.
Maxwell Joseph. Circa 1982. Bronze
(Then Chairman of Grand Metropolitan Hotels)
1980, Madame Tussauds, the wax museum in London,
invited me to work as a freelance sculptor. I was
there for 21 years. Among my distinguished sitters
The Duke of Edinburgh
late ex-Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Duchess of York
Minister Tony Blair
late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzak Rabin
Krabbe. Dutch film actor, painter.
life-size figure of Charlie Chaplin ( for Tussauds
) was shown at the National Portrait Gallery, London,
in the early 1980's.
2012 In May, 2012, I restored the Henry Moore wax portrait figure, originally made for Madame Tussauds in 1995. This figure is being shown at The Holburne Museum in Bath, UK. as part of their exhibition 'Presence. The Art of Portrait Sculpture', until 2nd September 2012. This figure and my waxwork of Sir David Hockney, have been on extended loan to The Royal College of Art, for many years.
2011 Commission to produce a portrait bust of Noor Inayat Khan GC., MBE., Croix de Guerre. Noor was a World War II, SOE wireless operator, dropped into occupied Paris in 1944. She was captured, imprisoned and tortured, by the Gestapo. She revealed nothing. The bust is to be sited in Gordon Square, Bloomsbury, Central London.
2010 Commissioned by the Vincent Square Residents' Association to create
a terracotta half relief, oval plaque of William Vincent,
Headmaster of Westminster School and later Dean of Westminster Abbey. It was unveiled by the current Dean of Westminster Abbey, the current
Headmaster of Westminster School, and the Deputy Mayor of Westminster.
of the Charles Dance portrait, having
worked on this for several years intermittently.
I worked from life and a series of photos.
Although not a commission, Charles patiently
and generously gave me quite a few sittings.
Szabo installed on The Albert Embankment of the
River Thames, outside Lambeth Palace, facing
The Houses of Parliament.
Commissioned to produce two bronze casts
of the Nancy Wake maquette. The first
has been installed at The Stafford hotel
St. James's Place
the bronze resin cast of Charles Dance at SPS Cork
Street London W1.
Bronze Resin cast of Violette Szabo shown at The
Society of Portrait Sculptors annual exhibition,
Cork Street London W1, and the Bronze Resin
original of the Nancy Wake maquette.
Produced maquette of Australian, SOE Resistance
fighter, Nancy Wake. Shown Cork Street
2005 May 2nd-14th. Small Female Torso at the Society of Portrait Sculptors
annual show Cork Street, London.
Wax portrait figures of Henry Moore and David Hockney,
made for Madame Tussauds, in more recent years
requested by Professor Sir Christopher Frayling
to be on extended or permanent loan to the Royal
College of Art. The finished Henry Moore clay featured
on the front cover of the Royal British Society
of Sculptors magazine 1994.
Commission to produce portrait bronze of 11yr
old Harry Mathews. Shown at Cork
Street, Society of
Portrait Sculptors annual show 2006.
Commission to produce a one and a half times
life-size portrait bust of World War ll heroine
Violette Szabo. For an exterior site in central London.
Commission to produce a portrait bronze of 18yr
old Becky, sister of Emilie. Bronze.
Mother and baby, bronze Dolphins commissioned for
a house in Brussels. They are mounted on Belgian
fossil stone, suggesting the seabed. (Edition of
Bronze portraits of a child 'Vivien' (edition of
5) and a young woman 'Emilie'. Both were shown
at 28 Cork Street, May 2003.
May. A small nude study shown at the SPS Cork Street.
Marlin Fitzwater. (Formerly Press Secretary to
Presidents Reagan and George Bush Senior) Bronze
portrait bust of him for a school in New Hampshire.
Private commission for an Art Deco style figure
of a diver. Edition of 9 casts. Bronze.
September 2001 and at Easter 2002, I presented
two, three day workshops in portrait sculpture
at The Royal British Society of Sculptors for adult
of 2000 I made the portrait of Mr Eric Hinds in
bronze. It was selected for the SPS show in Cork
Street the following May.
2000 invited to conduct a masterclass in portrait
sculpture at the
Hong Kong School for the Performing Arts.
A portrait bust in bronze of Mr Phillip Joseph (founder of 'Books Etc.'). It was shown, to particular
acclaim, at the Society of Portrait Sculptors,
Cork Street, the following year.