1991-2017 Arcadian Artists Open Studio Weekend
2003-2015 Swiss-Oz Art Expo Bondi Pavilion
2000 – 2017 Soho Gallery Wooloomooloo
2006/2011 Botanic Gardens Spring Exhibition
2005-2010 The Wentworth Galleries Sydney
2009-2017 Manyung and Portsea Galleries Melbourne
2011 Alliance Francaise “Francophonie Exhibition”
2014/16 Sawmillers Exhibition – McMahons Point
2014/17 Harbour Sculpture – Woolwich
2014-2017 Art Park
Constructing rafts, canoes and a catamaran beside the Bielersee -Switzerland with my father developed my love for the water and curiosity for the wider world.
After studying engineering and working in watch making, I needed a change. Five Swiss winters in a tin shed and my yacht “L’Epervier” was finally launched into the Rhine. In the Mediterranean I taught myself ocean sailing and left Europe.
What an indescribable adventure it was, the whales the stars, the sunsets as company. I sailed into Sydney in October 1976. For the past 25 years I have worked from my bushland studio in Galston.
My artworks reflect the contradictory nature of my relationship with the natural world and the pull it has exerted on me to follow less trodden paths. My background as a precision engineer in Switzerland is reflected in the fine detail I give to all my stainless steel sculptures both abstract and figurative.
Visit my Studio – Any time, by appointment.
Tel : 0415610443
Some of my highlights
- The Sheraton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur – metal and glass mobile
- Park Royal Hotel, Mascot – sculpture in wood/aluminum
- The City Tattersalls’ Club: forged iron grill and lamps
- North Shore Private Hospital – Alabaster Gilded Screen – h:4.2m
- Ronald McDonald House – Westmead Hospital – ‘Tree of Life’
- Communal Hall, Cormoret Switzerland, stainless steel sculpture
- Le Meridien Hotel – Sydney – ‘Zenith’ – stainless steel and glass
- Mirvac Building – North Sydney – ‘Energy Flow’ – stainless steel
- Apartments – Woolooomooloo- 6 abstract sculptures ss/granite
- St Vincent’s Private Hospital – ‘Human Landscapes’ abstract ss
- Hyatt Hotel Adelaide – “Fish Follies” – stainless steel
- WorkcoverLaw – Sydney – stainless steel sculpture
There is of course no comparison with bronze casting, where a model is made of soft clay or plaster, and is used perhaps hundreds of times to cast copies of the same piece.