Sculptor of works in stone, wood and bronze. Born in Nottingham, he is a graduate of Loughborough College of Art and Edinburgh College of Art, where he studied under Eric Schilsky. His work is mostly figurative or inspired by the natural world, and is often placed in the landscape and at sacred sites, such as the cloister of St Mary’s Abbey, Iona, where he executed a series of capital carvings between 1969 and 1997. Other public commissions include a group of marble sculptures of a Paper Boat, commissioned in 1997 by Ian Hamilton Finlay for his garden, Little Sparta, as a tribute to the sculptor George Wyllie. In addition to his public commissions and numerous private memorials, he has exhibited widely throughout the UK, Europe and the USA, and currently has a permanent display of his work at Quarry Wood, Hundalee, near Jedburgh, Scottish Borders, where he has his studio.
Bibliography: Chris Hall website; R. McKenzie, Public Sculpture of Edinburgh (2 vols), Liverpool, 2018, vol. 1, p. 170.
Ray McKenzie 2018