|A few examples of previous
of sculpture portraits or busts
Commission your friend, mentor or family member's bust
It's affordable, and rewarding for both the subject and the commissioning person...
8th Wedding Anniversary Gift Idea
|Mrs Joy McQuade
Maths Teacher & Actress
Commission me today and I'll
be on my way as soon as we have worked out a mutually agreed date for the first
sitting! For Working methods,
Price for a lifesize portrait or bust will include original artwork and casting.
Does not include travel expenses (which may be minimal depending on where I am), the base of the sculpture (can be slate, marble, wood, or bronze to suit the sculpture) or costs of shipping the bronze to you when cast.
In addition to the bronze, you may also decide to purchase the original clay fired into terra cotta.
(See example of terra cotta here)
I find that many people have what the French call "déformation professionelle" (which doesn't really translate into English at all but conveys the idea that a person's viewpoint is coloured by their professional experience. It means a chiropractor has a tendency to look at people's postures, a house painter to look at cracks or peels wherever he goes, etc). Wherever I go around the world, there are faces, and the longer I look at any one of them - old or young, I see exciting forms and shape, whether it's Isaac Hayes (below) or the man or woman in the street.
Old houses around the world are graced by sculptures of our forefathers created by sculptors in the past. I feel strongly that people today should continue to commission sculpture portraits so enduring records are kept for yet future generations. One of my "goals" in life is to pull this particular form of the art from its dusty old wraps and give it a contemporary feel, doing my bit to raise it back into the awareness of our current culture, just as "Riverdance" propelled traditional Irish music and Irish dance back into the limelight. Click on any thumbnail or group of thumbnails below to see a larger format picture and details of my working methods, etc. I'm always interested in bartering or trade - and I travel literally all over the world for commissions!!!
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requests for purchase or commission to:
Tel: +44 (0) 1342 324604
Studio Tel: +44 (01476) 879 071
USA addresses: c/o Agent - Ian Krieger: Dunedin, Florida, USA
Tel: +1 (727) 733-9575
c/o Agent - Carla Schade: Seeley Lake, Montana, USA
Tel: +1 (406) 677-0642
China address: c/o Zhang Yaxi - Huang Jueping, ChongQing, 400053, China
Tel: +86 (0) 23 65 92 22 79
Ireland address: c/o Agent - Siobhan Ryan, Ashburn, County Meath, Ireland
Tel: +35 3 (0) 85 1450170
Canada address: c/o Agent - Maguite Wilkens: 266 Glenlake Avenue, Toronto,
Ontario, M6P 1G1, Canada
Tel: (416) 769 4976