“The family were totally spellbound when you first revealed the portrait of my father, Sir Harold Hillier. Without knowing him, apart from a few photographs, you had captured his spirit and character so that we now have a fitting memory of him in the gardens he created.”

Robert Hillier.

 

“Our memorial is amazing, I love all that you have put into it…. I see something new or at least see it in a new way every time I see it… different light and seasons”

Nancy.

“Our sculptor Nick has made a huge personal commitment and the statues look great”

Todmorden Civic Society.  New statues for the restoration of Todmorden War memorial.

“Thank you so much for all the love and care that has gone into the two busts you have created of myself and my father”

Ged Mason

“Nick took my scrappy sketch of a pear tree and translated it into a beautifully carved wall plaque – it brings me joy every time I look at it”.

Annie. Pear tree cottage.

Many friends have commented and said how awesome it is.  The while process has been a journey, very difficult at times, but what an end result.  Wow.  I can’t thank you enough.

Clare.  Liam’s memorial

I would like to repeat our deep gratitude to you for such a remarkable and perfectly appropriate monument.  I know that one top of your unique skills, the hours you spent and the amount of work you have done have been enormous.  Thank you so much.

Spenser. Chloe’s memorial.

“I contacted Nick as I wanted a memorial to mark the place where my husband is buried in a small field on our farm. I wasn’t too sure what I wanted: I didn’t want something that looked like the usual memorial stone you find in a graveyard but I did want something that would accord with my husband’s character and love of the natural world.

At our initial meeting Nick listened carefully, made some sensitive and appropriate suggestions which I took away with me to mull over. This marked the start of several meetings and a collaboration which resulted in two wonderful memorial stones (we thought that just one in a field would look a bit lost). They are in contrasting coloured stone, and the natural shape and markings of the stones influenced the final carvings.

Nick is not only a superb artist in stone, but a lovely man to consult with. He (and sometimes his wife as well) offered warmth and understanding as well as boundless creativity. Despite the sadness underlying the need for this commission, my visits to their delightful house always brought some solace to my soul. I shall always be grateful to them both.”

Patricia.