Hi everyone and best wishes for the new year 2018!

My winter news update shows a busy start for 2018 with a variety of exhibitions. The news begins with a presentation which includes two versions of my steel panel portrait of Scottish poet Robert Burns: one which is a flat suspended steel panel and another which is convex and free-standing on a base.
The newsletter ends with another convex freestanding/suspended steel panel portrait – though of a completely different subject!!!



25 January – 10 March
Summerhall, Edinburgh, 11.00am – 6.00pm, free entry
with ARTRUIST, Edinburgh - more info - press release

Burns Unbroke‘ is a pilot for a contemporary multi-arts festival, exploring new interpretations of the life and work of Robert Burns, supported by Creative Scotland. It features the work of over 30 visual artists, across eleven galleries, an Alternative Burns night, a Flyting competition, a series of Whisky Masterclasses, music and children’s workshops.

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‘BURNS‘ steel panel sculpture in limited edition, suspended, 104 cm height, freestanding 110 cm height.


Program and more info

(More images of steel portrait ‘BURNS)

The title of ‘Burns Unbroke‘ was inspired by the epigraph which prefixed Robert Burns’s first publication in 1786:

The simple Bard, unbroke by rules of art,
He pours the wild effusions of the heart;
And if inspir’d ’tis Nature’s pow’rs inspire;
Her’s all the melting thrill, and her’s the kindling fire.

Robert Burns Day 25th January 2018!




‘IZUS‘ 2016, freestanding, 52cm height.


Open Invitation for more info

02 Februar – 07 Apr 2018
Galerie Hegemann

Hackenstraße 5
Munich, Germany

This exhibition presents a broad spectrum of high-quality international contemporary art works: ‘CONTEMPO‘ features unique sculptures from Scottish sculptor DAVID BEGBIE, Italian artist RABARAMA and Dutch steel sculptor RONALD A. WESTERHUIS which interact dynamically with the expressive paintings from English painter NIGEL COX, Swiss artist FRANK FISCHER and German painter IGOR OLEINIKOV.
Contact me or Gallery Hegemann for the private view invitation 2nd February where I will attend.


‘First Art Fair‘ Amsterdam

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‘SENSU‘, suspended, 64 cm height

17 - 21 January 2018
Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, (Piet Heinkade 27, 1019 BR Amsterdam)
with Van Loon Galleries, Stand 18, The Netherlands

‘SENSU‘ and other examples of contemporary body sculptures will be exhibited.

More info: FAF and


‘ARTE FIERA‘ Bergamo


‘FEME‘ freestanding, 92.5 cm height


Bergamo Arte Fiera Website

13 Jan - 15 Jan
BAF, Bergamo

Vecchiato Arte will be exhibiting a selection of my sculpture.

Pictured: FEME in red colour finish.




‘IKARUS‘ 2017, suspended, 180 cm height

03 Dec 2017 - 04 Feb 2018
Königswinter near Bonn, Germany
20 Artists - 60 Artworks / 20 Künster - 60 Werke

Continuum Gallery - expressive glass & contemporary art, presents a selection of my work including this large bronzemesh angel titled ‘IKARUS‘.


Continuum Gallery - more info


Latest Creation

Finally my latest creation ‘SPACEMAN‘ 2017 is a commissioned portrait, a painted convex steel panel sculpture of the first man on the moon!
(See all images).


‘SPACEMAN‘ 2017, freestanding or suspended, 120 cm height.


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