Meet the Artist - Hamish Mackie
Born in 1973, world-renowned sculptor Hamish Mackie grew up in the picturesque county of Cornwall, in England’s Southwest. He began sculpting at Radley College, Oxfordshire, before studying at at Falmouth School of Art, and Kingston University, and has been sculpting as a career since 1996. It is incredible, however, that with such an exceptional eye for detail, and extraordinary ability to capture his wildlife subjects so faithfully, as a sculptor Hamish is largely self taught.
Awesome Animal Art for World Animal Month
Each year October is observed as World Animal Month. The holiday originated in Italy in 1931 and was started by a group of ecologists at a congress of the world’s animal protection organisations who wanted to raise awareness of animals, their importance, and their needs.
Feline Art - How Cats Have Inspired Artists Throughout History
Our obsession with, and adoration for our feline friends has endured for many centuries. And a great illustration of this is seen through their representation in art throughout history, from Ancient Egyptian tomb art, Japanese woodcarvings, and Impressionist paintings, all the way to current day contemporary paintings and an endless stream of quirky internet memes.
A Brief History of Father's Day
This day of celebration for fatherhood is said to date back to the early 1500s when the Catholic Church supported its celebration on Saint Joseph's Day, otherwise known as 'The Feast of Saint Joseph'. The day reveres the "Nourisher of the Lord" (as referred to in Catholicism) or "the putative father of Jesus" (as known in Southern European tradition), and so was a fitting time to mark appreciation for Fathers.
Meet the Artist – Geoff Jeal
From the smooth and tactile simplicity of pieces like Fallen Seed, to the stunningly patinaed and textured Lenticula Cloud, Geoff's exquisite bronze sculpture are capable of portraying both strength and grace, through the expert crafting of sensuous fluid lines and exaggerated scale. He was trained, and still works, as a skilled chaser and finisher at the Lockbund Foundry, Banbury. And his professional experience in this environment helped hone his own skills as a sculptor.
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