News and Updates from the Studio

The Elephant!!

October 28th, 2021|Cape Buffalo, Large, Medium, Stories|

A very good friend and collector of my work commissioned me to sculpt an Elephant. What an adventure this has been.   Watch the video of the work in progress here He asked that the animal should not be displayed in an aggressive pose and that the animal be alert without [...]

Timoti, Torch Batteries and the Lioness

March 16th, 2021|News, Stories|

I became an officer in the Rhodesian bush war and along with my team of stalwarts built a training camp on the Sebakwe river to train volunteers in the art of bush craft and tracking etc.  We needed a camp attendant /come cook and to achieve this we were allocated [...]

The Markhor Commission for Don Wall

November 19th, 2020|Commission, Large|

My friend Don Wall made a trip to Pakistan in 2018 in pursuit of a Markhor goat in the mountains of Kashmir. He told me he had undertaken this odyssey while we were at SEWE 2020 before the Chinese virus hit and changed the world. I have known about the [...]

Duff and the Hippo

July 27th, 2020|News, Stories|

Did you know Duff Gifford? He came with me on a number of hunting trips. On this occasion he was assisting Alan Lowe and I on a hunting trip in the Nyakasanga area of the Zambezi Valley. We had three American hunters on that trip, Joe Colvin, George Bezeckny and Doug [...]

Far from town

April 15th, 2020|News, Stories|

We had a Muslim cook in our house in Zimbabwe and one year we decided to take him into the safari area to assist Timoti, the tall and very much liked Matabele camp cook. The camp was on the banks of the Zambezi in the north of the Chewore [...]

Georgie launches her art at SEWE 2020

February 24th, 2020|Cape Buffalo, Predators|

Georgie joined us at SEWE 2020, showing her paintings for the first time ever at an exhibition. These are the first pieces of wildlife art she has painted in an official capacity and took her 3 weeks to complete. She came to learn, gather information and measure her work in [...]

Bronzes rising from the ashes

September 12th, 2018|Elephant, Large, News|

This is a tale of woe that fortunately had a good ending for 3 of my original pieces. I suspect there are a good number of you out there that have never even seen these 3 pieces. The Kilimanjaro Bull is three feet high and was the very first Elephant [...]

Sculptures in the pipeline

May 28th, 2018|News|

John is in Zimbabwe getting his well-earned 'Africa Fix' visiting family and friends and generally enjoying the place closest to his heart. I thought I might would give you a preview of what he has been working on lately. As of yet he has not titled any of them so [...]

More new Pieces in the Gallery

November 30th, 2017|Elephant, Medium, Predators|

It's been a while since I last posted here. Been a busy 2017 with renovations and new pieces of work. So without further ado let me introduce my three new pieces. We'll kick off with Audacity - an unusual piece in its form, depicting a leopard on a kill in [...]

Charge of the Light Brigade

July 2nd, 2017|Elephant, News|

These 2 little elephants are ready to go to the foundry - one of my more whimsical and light-hearted pieces to join the collection of smaller sculptures - popular as gifts and adornments on desks and smaller spaces in the home and the office. Very pleased with this piece. Rich [...]

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