PAPER MODELS

From a young age I enjoyed making aircraft from wood and tissue or paper models of many things, all part of having facility and dexterous hands that later would turn themselves to building houses or fixing motorbikes. When I realised I had the makings of an artist I would make my own paint, canvas stretchers or frames; simply I like doing practical things be it craft, art or cooking.

When I started going to Czechoslovakia later Czech Republic, I found it had a thriving paper model community and I revived my early skills, perfect activity for dark winter days. Therefore nearly all of my models have a Czech connection, some when finished get thrown away, the favourites I keep. In 2019 I had the privilege of an exhibition “Czech passion of an English Artist” in Vodňany, maybe coals to Newcastle but it made me proud!

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DOLLS HOUSES

On and off I have made wooden dolls houses since my teenage years. In 2014 I made one for a Dolls House museum in the Czech Republic to be followed by two more.

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