Exhibition: Anthony Veale, Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, Worthing, until January 15 2011
Anthony Veale started out producing picture posters for children in the 1960s, but in the 40 subsequent years he's deviated across paintings, sculpture, writing and design to forge a career of enviably seamless dexterity.
For this one-man show in Worthing, the curvaceous, eccentric maquettes he's turned his hand to since buying a former dower house in Devon at the end of the 1980s are the focus, casting his belief in "absolute freedom of expression" in a series of quirky bronzes within the Museum's garden and accompanying outdoor gallery.
His return to West Sussex, where he once lived, also features some of his more recent works, including Lead Balloons and double-entendre pieces going by names such as Frutti and Homogenous Erogenous.
"I believe that for some artists, creativity is not something that is easily channelled to one particular genre," he self-referentially surmises.
"I depend on a choice of subject matter that is as many and varied as the thoughts, feelings and beliefs that reveal us for who and what we are."