His work, expressionism, ‘evolves from the European classical tradition -----and there is clearly an intellectual bias which emerges in his subject matter through the course of his development.
[His] intellectual grasp of psychology and his deep sense of humanity come together in his figural sculptures and in his portrait heads. […] They manifest what the Chinese call ‘chi’ or life’s breath in a work of art and what Indians refer to as ‘prana’or ‘inner breath’
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Firing the imagination for many of his works and reflective of the inalienable human spirit coming through the ages this environment is a key to the ethos of Cregeen’s work with such earlier pieces as ‘Rockman’, ‘The Chosen Maiden’ and ‘After Newton Don’ anticipating his later Anatolian sculptures. At the heart of Cregeen’s sculpture is a sense of movement and their being integral with Nature”.