My work as an animalier
exhibiting at the Chelsea Flower Show, where I was frequently
asked to produce portraits of people's pets. Up until that time,
most of my work had been with the human form, but I soon
discovered that, at the point described by Alexander Pope as that
where "husbands or when lapdogs breathe their last"
it is usually the lapdog that wins.
Dead and dying pets ( and the occasional live one) became, for a
while, my bread and butter. Animals
both domestic and wild have continued
and in 2005 I won the gold medal for sculpture at the
11th Salon d'Art du Colombier at St. Arnoult-en-Yvelines, near
Paris, for my fox, "Interrupted". In 2006 at the 12th Salon,
"Leaping Fox" was awarded the medal for the sculpture most popular
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