I am passionate about the need for wilderness and the plight of Britain's endangered animals. My animal sculptures and wall plaques focus primarily on threatened species in the UK, and celebrate the success stories and are stylistically inspired by etchings, woodblock prints, early 20th century illustration and Art Deco stone carving. My earliest influences as a teenager were the Natural History, Archaeology and Anthropology museums of Cambridge, and they inspire me still. My figurative sculptures reflect a 25 year fascination with our earliest pre-history and of later Archaic Greek stone sculpture. I hope to widen the appreciation of ancient sculptures of women by re-interpreting them for the modern world. I am also influenced by early 20th century stone carving, the qualities of line and use of negative spaces, but coupled with the colour only really possible with ceramics.