I am a Derbyshire-based artist who studied at Chesterfield College of Art and Leeds University in the 1960s and 70s. My work is the product of a lifetime of collecting. I have never been a minimalist or a subscriber to the idea that less is more. To me “let’s have lots more” is a guiding principle. My influences are cabinets of curiosity, religious shrines and reliquaries, myths and mystical creatures, ancestry worship and, above all, dolls in all their strangeness.

Joint winner of The Harley Prize 2019 - Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire.