Perry was raised within the rural communities of Somerset, Gloucestershire and later Canada, where he completed his secondary education. From an early age Perry exhibited a talent for illustration. Always with a pencil and paper in hand, he could be found either sketching the animals on the farm or copying the many photos of his father in far flung corners of the world whilst he served in the Light Infantry. So it was a surprise to his family that upon leaving secondary school he chose not Art College, but to follow in his fathers and brothers footsteps and returned to England to enlist in the Forces.
Perry served for seven years with the Royal Green Jackets, but for a burgeoning artist, this wasn’t time wasted. His design talent was quickly recognised by his colleagues and he was soon accepting commissions for fantasy illustrations, Regimental T-Shirt designs and family portraits.
On the completion of his ‘Colour Service’ Perry had a variety of jobs, but still maintained his artistic skills by securing regular private commissions. With this ever growing customer base and a confidence in his artistic ability, Perry established a small crafts company in Kent. It was whilst running Cantii Crafts that Perry discovered a raw talent for sculpture. Wanting to increase his knowledge and with a hankering for the West Country, Perry return to Somerset and enrolled in a fulltime Diploma course at STRODE College to study Art and Design
From 2001 Perry has studied Community Education as a Post Graduate at DeMontfort University, which assisted him to delivered short courses on sculpture for Somerset Adult Learning and Leisure, alongside of art workshops for the District Council, local community groups and charities. He has accepted both private and public commissions; one being ‘The Return’ a stylised swan that now resides in Castle Cary’s Horse Pond.
His recent work includes a collection of “Classical” figures in modern materials and contemporary styles, alongside a set of limited edition statuettes that celebrate the formation of “The Rifles” Regiment.
Perry is a member of the Army Arts Society and lives with his wife and two children in Queen Camel, where he can be found experimenting with a range of mediums and materials to create new exciting pieces, although he is never too busy to consider commissions.
Experienced in the use of resins, plasters, cements, and ceramics.
Visualise and create original images and sculptures.
Produce finished design from customer consultation.
Able to produce simple and complex moulds from life or carved originals.
Experienced in the casting of a wide range of mediums.
Confident to communicate at all levels.
Provide lectures and workshops for community based organisation.