sculptures that I make have developed from early carving in stone
and then refractory brick, in which I carved negative shapes
into which bronze was poured, to modelling in wax for small work
or in clay for larger pieces, which are then cast in bronze or
occasionally in cement or resin.
My sculptures are almost always of people, often celebrating something, because I get my inspiration
from where I live. I have also
made portraits and modelled birds, including owls, flamingos
and hawks, cats, dogs, donkeys, goats and other animals when
the opportunity has arisen, such as the 36 Terns for a water
sculpture at Dudley.
I enjoy working on a commission
and hope that the work, which is generally figurative, will
be self explanatory without the need for a title: I have come
to realise that the sense of freedom and hope that I experienced
as a teenager in Holland after five years of occupation in
World War II has really never left me and that it still colours
Major commissions include:
- Two children
with building blocks; stone carving. Velsen, NL.
- Children playing;
bronze. Oosterpark, Amsterdam 1957
- City Tower;
bronze cast in refractory brick. Harlow. 1970
post eagles; ciment fondu. Gibberd garden, Harlow.
- Prof. Norbet
Ellias; bronze. Bielefelt Univ. Germany. 1977
Frederick Gibberd; bronze. Harlow. 1979
- Brahms; bronze.
Music Centre, Utrecht, INIL 1981
- Picnic; 3m
resin/fibreg lass relief. Tesco, Lewisham 1988
Flying Birds; bronze. Hospital, Dudley. 1990
Girl; bronze resin. Lewisham. 1992
bronze. Ladbrook HQ, Watford 1996
sculpture,Three girls; bronze.
Saviour's & St
Olave's School, SE1 2003.
- "Three Hundred",
Cathedral School, Southwark. 2003/4
- Pool and fountain with 8 life-size Flamingos, garden of listed house in Blackheath SE3- 2010
- Makarova -bronze resin, house near Horsham, Sussex 2011
- 1958,59 Martinus Lienur, The Hague; Rotterdamse Kunstkring,
- 1964 Holland Park Gallery, London.
- 1967 Gallery 66, Blackheath.
- 1975 Woodlands Art Gallery, Greenwich.
- 1985 Playhouse Gallery, Harlow (with Robert Koenig).
- 1986 Galerie Petit, Amsterdam and N.M.B. Bank, Amsterdam.
- 1987,91,93 Ashdown Gallery, Uckfield, Sussex.
- 1990 Blackheath Concert Hall, Blackheath.
- 1992 Gainsborough House, Sudbury, SufFolk.
- 1993 Royal Netherlands Embassy, London.
- 1998, 2002 Galerie Petit, Amsterdam.
- 2006 Gibberd Gallery,
Harlow - Retrospective
- 2008 Parndon Mill in Harlow "By Hand and Eye"
1972 87 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 14 pieces in 10 exhibitions.
1977 London Group; Playhouse Gallery, Harlow; The Mill Studios,
1979 Loft Gallery, Stanstead Abbots.
1979 86 Work constantly on show at Ash Barn Gallery, Petersfield.
1981 Leinster Fine Arts, London.
1982 Sculpture in the Park, Cheltenham; Concert Hall,Lewisham;
Hall Place, Bexley.
1983 Ten Artists from Space Studios, South London Gallery.
1983 85 Whitechaple Open; Open Studios, Deptford; Sculpture Court,
1983 88 Leicester Education Authority; 14 works purchased for schools
1985 Norfolk House Artists, Woodlands Art Gallery, Greenwich; Ladywell,
1986,88 91 Hannah Peshor Gallery, Surrey
1988,90,93 Galerie Petit, Amsterdam.
1989 Wycombe Abbey School, High Wycombe; Knapp Gallery, Regents
1990 Singer Museum, Laren, Holland.
1992 South London Gallery Centenary Exhibition.
1992,93 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
1993 94 Sculpture in Riverdale Gardens and at Town Hall, Lewisham.
1996 Festival of Music and the Arts, Mayfield, Sussex;Woodlands
Greenwich; Royal Academy Summer Exhibition; Collyer Bristow, London.
1997 Chancery Gallery, Royal Netherlands Embassy, London.
1998,99 Unicorn at Space 8, London; A&C Gallery, Greenwich.
2000 Greenwich artists at Rangers House, Blackheath; Galerie Petit,
2001,02 Unicorn Gallery, London; Broomhill Sculpture Park, Devon.
2003 Orchard House Art, Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire
2008 - 2011 Various venues with Surrey Sculpture Society