Tony Spinks moved to Cornwall from the East Midlands in 1991. Five years ago he returned to full time education at the age of forty-five, attending a foundation course in art and design and taking a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Falmouth College of Arts, to further his interest in art in all its forms. He also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Education at Exeter University. Tony Spinks is now a qualified teacher of art and hopes to open a centre offering art workshops to able and disabled groups, as a means of empowering others to tap into their own artistic potential. During his undergraduate studies he entered and won the 1997 BAMS Student Medal Project competition with his Hitchcock medallic sculpture. Hitchcock and the two other medallic sculptures that he submitted for the competition subsequently travelled with the BAMS/AMSA exhibition in the USA during 1998. The artist writes of his BAMS medal: ‘In response to BAMS commissioning me to create another medal, I produced Day Dreaming, a medallic sculpture which typifies an activity shared by us all. A young woman dreams of a rural paridise far from the hustle and bustle of her city existance, the lock of her hair flowing into the contours of the idyllic landscape in her mind’.