Has been sculpting since 1980.
Has his own studio, foundry and gallery.
During the first few years of his sculpting career Trevor worked mainly on representational sculpture - a necessary discipline for any artist, however after about five years he found himself developing a more free and flowing style of sculpture which is unique to him. He calls this unique style ‘curvilinear’ and these works are widely sought after by collectors.
His ‘curvilinear’ pieces are one-off sculptures - he does not have a master mould for any of these works.
He does his own casting with certified bronze ingots using the ‘cire perdue’ (lost wax) method in ceramic shell moulds.
Enjoys creating sculptures that are uplifting to the spirit, but also finds the need to express his feelings of hurt and despair by creating caricature, whimsical or abstract sculpture.
Is an elected Artist Member of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts.
International commissions include nine bronze trophies for the 1995 World Gliding Championships and a bronze centre-piece for the 10th World Rose Convention in 1994, the latter is installed in the Rose Garden at the Mona Vale public gardens in Christchurch.
Commissioned by the Timaru Beautifying Society to sculpt the ‘Paper-boy’ a life-size bronze installed in the city of Timaru in 1997. Commissioned by The Blacksmith Memorial Committee to create a three-quarter life-size bronze sculpture of a blacksmith which was installed at Orari in January 2006 in recognition of the pioneers of the Orari District as well as others.
His works are in private collections in the United States, Canada, England, Switzerland, Japan, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, France and New Zealand.
His work is on exhibition in Timaru, Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.
For more information on the sculptures displayed or on commissioning work you can contact Trevor:
Telephone in New Zealand: 03 686 0540
Telephone from outside New Zealand: 0064 3 686 0540
T J Askin
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