Nicolas Moreton

Nicolas Moreton studied at Northampton College of Art and Wolverhampton Polytechnic.  He has been working as a stone carver for over 30 years and enjoys the versatility of British stone, his favourite stone being Ancaster Weatherbed limestone from Lincolnshire, which allows full expression to his hand carved chisel marks. He exploits the colour and texture of stone whether rough-hewn or polished smooth, his work conveys an essence of the labour and energy that have gone into its creation.

More recently  he has been exploring the use of electrical light within a stone structure and how that adds to drama of the work. His work is centred around the concepts of growth,fertility and the celebration of life, subjects which reach far back into the most ancient preoccupations of European civilisation.He is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors and won the National Sculpture Prize at the Bluecoat Gallery in Liverpool, in 2010. Major commissions include work for Rock International Bank in Mayfair, The Door of Hope in Poplar,London, and a thirty five standing stone circle at Cefn Hellen in Monmouthshire made from Preselli blue granite found in South Wales  His work is collected worldwide.

 

 

 

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