2012 ... THE DINOSCULPTOR STORE HAS CHANGED IT'S NAME TO "HERE BE DRAGONS" TO BE MORE IN KEEPING WITH IT'S EVOLUTION, WE STILL HAVE DINOSAURS AND NATURAL HISTORY ITEMS BUT NOW EVEN MORE HIGH QUALITY FANTASY ITEMS FROM "NEMISIS NOW" AND OTHER SUPPLIERS.
When I am asked by people "what do you do for a living?" my reply is "I build dinosaurs" which is usually met with astonishment and disbelief until I explain. I am just one man on a mission to create the biggest exhibition of hand crafted prehistoric skeletons, 8 years of continues work (without any help from our so called arts councils! who say I'm not eligible for a grant because it's not a visual art!! are they blind) has brought me to the stage I am at now, with many more plans for the future, each unique piece is totally hand crafted from steel. I never planned for things to happen like this, it all started by accident, not having much to do one day in my usual job as a car and motor cycle mechanic I started messing about welding bits and pieces of scrap together which developed into all sorts of weird and wonderful things, but it was very frustrating sometimes not being able to find the right shapes, so I started designing and building the shapes I needed from sheet steel, and now I build all the pieces. Don't ask me "why dinosaurs?" because I haven't got a clue myself! they just sort of evolved (with a little help from me I suppose). Over the past few years my work has draw a lot of attention from the media, featuring in art programmes on TV, various news papers, magazines in the USA, the list goes on, it has even taken first place in an art festival in Miami and has helped other people win awards using my work in their own displays. I am a shy person at heart and avoid attention as much as possible, I rarely leave my workshop let alone Norfolk. My exhibition is visited by thousands of people during the summer but I am rarely seen out of my workshop, people can watch me building these creations via CCTV (welding isn't recommended as a spectator sport) I find it embarrassing talking to people who are singing my praises and as for signing autographs! what's that all about? I wouldn't call this a job, it is a way of life and I design and build these creatures almost 7 days a week all year round hardly ever taking a break, my excuse is evolution never takes a break and my work is still evolving, anyway I love doing it.