Gill Parker SEA
Gill was first introduced to sculpture, whilst studying ‘A’ level art at South Wilts Grammar School in Salisbury. In1982 after various jobs, she took up sculpture again, firstly as a hobby. In May 1983 Gill took her first bronzes to London where they were purchased by Garrards and Aspreys. Early support and encouragement by the Sladmore Gallery led to her first one women exhibition in November 1984.
“I have always found animals, especially horses, the most beautiful and fascinating of creatures. In fact all things natural have always been close to my heart. I discovered sculpture whilst still at school but working in bronze was only a dream until 1983. Since then I have revelled in the freedom and vibrancy bronze gives me. Executed well, this cold hard material can become warm and alive, capturing mood and movement like nothing else.”
“Horses are my first love and I never tire of sculpting them. I enjoy the challenge of capturing a likeness of the horse and sometimes rider, working with my client to create something they will enjoy for years to come.”
“Although probably best known for my horse studies, I don’t see myself as purely an equestrian artist. I enjoy working on many different subjects, although they would be primarily of the animal kingdom. I do not wish to portray animals as characters or in an overly sentimental way, but with all the dignity and beauty they deserve.”
Gill lives and works in the delightful rural setting of a small Wiltshire village, England. With many major commissions to her name and her sculpture in art collections around the world, including that of major celebrities and world leaders, she has long been recognised as a leader in her field. In her spare time she breeds and shows American Quarter Horses.
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