Coventry’s work is strongly rooted in the figurative tradition and explores the
artist’s relationship with the rural environment of his life on the Lizard
Peninsula. Constructed in Cor-ten steel and bronze, his sculptures are
expressive of the agricultural history of our past and present, and are a
reminder of the relationship we hold with each other and our fellow creatures.
Terence Coventry trained at the Royal College of Art in the late 1950s, but he later turned his back on the art world and spent a quarter of a century farming near Coverack in West Cornwall. He returned to sculpture in 1985 and is now regarded as one of the country's foremost contemporary artists. In 2013, the New Craftsman hosted his very first exhibition within his home county of Cornwall for over twenty years.