Tim Lees MRSS
Tim Lees spent his teenage years on the granite outcrops of Seychelles, where he learnt the skills of boat building and developed an interest in geology. This interest in stone and precise, complex construction methods, naturally led him to turn his focus to sculpture. Early large abstract stone carvings (Forest of Dean Sculpture Park) and solo shows (Arnolfini, Bristol) were followed by commissions to replace and repair historic marble and stone statues. A period of intense work at The National Trust Statuary Workshop, and study of Roman sculpture (Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship, Rome), has led to the development of his most recent work which combines a deep knowledge of classical sculptural anatomy with a expressive use of form.