Nick Dryden

For Nick, sculpture is the best way for him to express his feelings about the things he really loves. His Greek and Celtic heritage has drawn him to work with fine materials - bronze, marble, copper and totara and dictated that the finished piece has a genuine beauty.

A keen interest in history and the environment, particularly Wellington's south coast where he lives, has led to exhibitions in many styles and media. These include a marble graveyard for demolished buildings on the lawn of Old St Paul's, The Windeaters - totara sentinels on Te Raekaihau Point, and kelp-clad cows symbolizing development pressures on the coastal edge.

Nick has exhibited extensively, attended national and international marble sculpture symposia and produced many commissioned works which are held in public and private collections in New Zealand and overseas.