|Antony Dufort learnt to paint and draw from his maternal grandmother Doris de Halpert, a pupil of Sickert. After a successful international career as a portrait painter, film storyboard artist and illustrator he developed a passion for sculpture in his mid thirties. An informal apprenticeship with Remo Fiorini at the Fiorini Foundry helped launch a new career as a public sculptor. He enjoys the collaborative aspect of site specific sculpture and the enjoyment that it can add for local people. In his private work he continues to paint and make small sculptures involving movement and dance. He believes, perhaps unfashionably, that a strong grounding in draughtsmanship is still vital for sculpture as well as painting.