A COVENTRY artist is set to have his work on display this weekend as part of the Antiques For Everyone summer fair.
Stephen Winterburn’s In Pursuit sculpture of a Velociraptor will be showcased at the NEC from Thursday (July 20) until to July 23.
He said: “It’s astonishing to think these creatures actually walked the earth.
“Of course, I was inspired by Jurassic Park when it first came out, who wouldn’t be.
“I used to be a Trustee for a conservation charity, I’ve spent a lot of time studying the fossils in Natural History museums.”
Stephen’s next project is to create a T-Rex and Triceratops.
Stephen gave up his job at Dunlop Engineering to pursue his dream to do more to support wildlife and conservation and find ways to express his creativity.
In 1994 he began to teach himself to sculpt and over the years has become experienced in a number of ways to turn his ideas into reality.
Stephen has sold his work in Harrods and Selfridges stores.
He has exhibited with London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association through Hickmet Fine Arts at their shows and twice with The Wildlife Arts Society at where in 1998 he won the award for best three-dimensional piece.
He has also been exhibited twice at the Royal Academy in London.
As well as Stephen’s dinosaur there will be a whole host of antiques to discover from ceramics and pottery from Staffordshire to textiles and works of art.