Born in Scotland I grew up in an artistic family, influenced by my father the late David Sutherland OBE – the legendary Beano artist for over 60 years. I graduated in Fine Art, specialising in Sculpture from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee Scotland.
My career in art has taken me to many places around the world; including working at Madame Tussauds London, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, and Australia for 14 years where I have many public art pieces permanently located in QLD and NSW. In 2008 I moved to Nelson, New Zealand, a wonderful artistic city by the sea. I currently work full-time as an artist and teach hand-building workshops from my studio in Founders Park.