Michael McManus, Sculptor, was born and brought up in Bonnyrigg and has lived and worked in the Lothians all his life. He left school to immediately begin work in a craft that had been his calling from a very early age, simply loving the creative satisfaction that he derived from carving, shaping and finishing natural wood. He has been a professional woodcarver sculptor for over 30 years.
“It is my desire to use native hardwoods in new and challenging ways without compromising the beauty or dignity of the timber. I’ve worked with native hardwoods for over 30 years. I love the pleasure this amazing medium offers – with every piece of timber unique to itself and in turn the exciting challenge this brings.”
Michael has exhibited his creations widely, mainly in his native Scotland, but also at shows in England where he has participated in Garden Exhibitions and Design fairs. He has been creating commissions and one off pieces for clients all over Britain and beyond. Throughout that time he has also exhibited his work in selected galleries. Recent exhibitions include Visual Arts Scotland, Union Gallery, Leith Gallery, Gullane Gallery.