Having attended Ravensbourne and Chelsea art colleges in the 1980s, Gavin turned
to sculpting full time in 2005, inspired by stone carving workshops at Tout Quarry,Portland. In 2012 he opened Wing art gallery in Wadhurst, East Sussex to promote the talent of local artists.
Carving directly into the stone, Gavin creates simple and complex abstract forms
designed around the intrinsic nature of the material. The marks where life on the
planet has left fossils embedded in the stone often become essential parts of the
finished piece. He looks to create harmony between stone and sculptor where
texture and form lead to the finished piece. His latest sculptures (the ‘Solar’ series)
are designed to work with the sun, using it to cast shadows across the stone and
Of his work Gavin says, “I mainly use Portland stone due to its superb light reflective
properties”. He carves dynamic sculptures that look simple and elegant and work in
harmony with their environment.