Walking Crane
£ 2720.00 ( plus UK p&p £ 70.00 )
Stargazers (Figure with dog)
£ 1220.00 ( plus UK p&p £ 40.00 )
Tenderness (Woman with Rabbit)
£ 1210.00 ( plus UK p&p £ 40.00 )
Sitting Labrador- Barney
£ 1750.00 ( plus UK p&p £ 70.00 )
Sitting Pointer - Wilbur
£ 1960.00 ( plus UK p&p £ 70.00 )
Leaping Spaniel
£ 1890.00 ( plus UK p&p £ 50.00 )

 

Biography

I’ve become known over the last 30 years for my life-like animal sculptures. Each is handmade in England and sculpted here in my studio in Wales. For me, my practice is not simply about capturing the animals I sculpt with marks and movement. It’s about our relationships with those animals and their welfare.

It’s wonderful always looking at and working with a subject that I love. I’ve sculpted since I was a child, and I’ve found throughout my life that expressing animals in clay is an evolving struggle of exploration and respect. I’ve lived with exotic birds, sheep, rescued fighting cockerels and snakes, and during my seven year apprenticeship worked with countless animals sculpted by my parents, sculptors Lorne McKean FRBS and Edwin Russell FRBS. Later, my love for animals led me to volunteer with Riverside Wildlife Hospital.

So although I’ve done many commissions of people, and even authored a book ‘Modelling and Sculpting the Human Figure’, I’ve always intrinsically been an animal sculptor.

I’m always asking myself, how can I use my work to better the lives of animals? How can I support nature, natural habitats and welfare through my art? I raised £20,000 for Battersea Dogs and Cats home with my sculpture, and now my art raises awareness and money for the Dogs Trust, the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, All Creatures Great and Small, and Doris Banham Dog Rescue. 

 

Exhibitions and Shows:

Wildlife Artist of the Year show, Mall Galleries – 2018

RHS Chelsea Flow Show 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

Pashley Manor Gardens – 2018, 2017, 2016

Sister Gallery – 2018, 2017

RHS Hampton Court Show 2018, 2017

RHS Chatsworth Show 2018, 2017

RHS Cardiff Show 2018, 2017

Cotswalds Sculpture Park – 2018

Court Robert Arts – 2018

Sculpture in the Vineyard – 2018

Wadham Trading Company – 2018

Elemental Sculpture Park – 2017

Countryfile Live Show – 2017, 2016

The Art of the Species Exhibition, London – 2016

Merchant Taylors Hall, London – 2017, 2015

Art in Action Show – 2016,1993-2005

KPMG Headquarters, Canary Wharf – 2015

¿Progression? exhibition, Menier Gallery 2015

Previously:

London Stock Exchange;

Cadogan Gallery, Cadogan Sq;

Mall Galleries, special hanging award;

Wintershal Gallery;

Sheer Gallery;

Battersea London Contemporary Art Fair;

Business Design Centre, Exhibition.

Public commissions:

‘Minerva’ for Minerva plc, Wigmore Street, London;

‘Justice’  for The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, London;

‘Stag’ for Stag Lodge, Wimbledon;

‘Miranda’ for Girls School, Niagra, Canada.

Memorial Sculpture, Cat Sundial, St Margarets Hospital, London;

‘Tiger’ for Tobacco Dock Shopping Centre, London;

Cast iron play sculptures, Miltern Keynes Playground;

Ornamental weather vanes for Brookbrae Ltd;

‘Cranes’ for Atrium, St Catherines Dock, London;

Fox and Cub Plaque for Hydestile Wildlife Hospital, Godalming;

Large Studio Commissions:

25ft Goddess Flora, Rotterdam;

History of London’ Bronze panels & Sundial, Tower Hill;

5m Bronze Sundial, Parliament Square, Dubai;

Celebration of Life’ relief panels, Horsham:

Work in the collections of:

Waterperry Gardens;

Jeremy Sinclair CBE;

Sir Roy Gardener;

Dame Merle Park;

Countess Pillet-Will;

Lady Joanna White;

Career:

Founder and Principal of The Art Academy between 1999 and 2017

Sculpture Tutor and Lecturer during that period, and since

Director of World Heartbeat Music Academy

Director of Southbank Mosaics

Invited speaker for multiple societies, including the Society of Women Artists

Education:

7 year apprenticeship under my parents, Lorne McKean FRBS, and Edwin Russell FRBS