We’ve blogged before about the power of a sculpture to increase tourism and revenue. Friends of Prestatyn Railway Station had the same thought when they commissioned the Prestatyn Walker sculpture. This week’s blog shares the story behind that sculpture… Prestatyn Walker Sculpture Story: Walkers Are Welcome Prestatyn was the first town in Wales to … Read more
by This week on Twitter we shared a portrait of sporting legend Bill Shankly that Simon made. He was one of four famous Liverpudlians that Simon created live at the Pierhead in 2018. Afterwards, the sculptures were all auctioned off for children’s charity, Variety. It got us thinking about other sports figures Simon has carved … Read more
If you regularly read our blog, you’ll know that last week we began writing about the perfect portrait scultpure for you. We feel people sometimes shy away from commissioning a portrait. That can be for lots of different reasons. However, we also know that portraiture is extremely varied. Simon is also able to sculpt in … Read more
There’s an app for that! We often hear that when we need a digital solution. But did you know, when it comes to portraits, Simon’s ‘got a carve for that!’ It’s true! Portraiture has changed a lot over the centuries, and there are lots of different ways to capture and represent a person. Whatever your … Read more
When we think about ‘celebrity deaths’ over the last 25 years, many tragic or difficult stories come to mind. We think of many phenomenally talented individuals where we lament the loss, and the potential unfulfilled. None more so than Brazilian F1 driver, Ayrton Senna. 2019 marked 25 years since his tragic death at the San … Read more
Back in May we started sharing videos and photos of a statue of three footballers that Simon was working on. Five months later, we’re proud to see the statue of the Queen of the South legends finally installed and unveiled! The Commission The statue was commissioned by The People’s Project and stands outside the Queen … Read more
This Vintage Cricketer was a private commission for Hopkins Homes. They installed him in their latest housing development. It was a really fun project to work on and I really enjoyed making him! Glad to say the customer was really really happy too!