Most of my animal sculptures were made early in my career. This quote from John Ruskin in 1852 explains: There is a strong instinct in me, which I cannot analyse, to draw and describe things I love - not for reputation, nor for the good of others....but a sort of instinct like that of eating or drinking.
I was brought up on a farm which had most domesticated animals (and access to wild ones) and they were my first loves. I modelled them and people liked them so I drifted into selling at agricultural shows and made many trophies of the champions. However my interests and ideas moved on and I have very few, sometimes only one, left. I could produce more and recently I have formed a contact with a remarkable foundry in Athens V&P TASSIS, email@example.com which produces bronzes of a very high standard and equally remarkable low prices. I need to order 6 to make this viable. I have done this recently with a Wensleydale Sheep owner who found five others who wanted this rare model and now the proud owners now each have a fine bronze for a very modest price.
THE STARTLED HARE bronze, edition 10, 62 cm long For other hares see the plaques under OUTDOOR & WALL
ANGLO NUBIAN Bronze, 24 x 18 cm This was based on a champion It is the only one left, but more could be produced if at least 6 are ordered to make it viable. I specialised in goats many years ago and have another champion goat, a goat looking over a gate, a "scrub" goat and others. These are only of interest to goat owners! If you are such a person, contact me on the Contact page.
SHEEP I also have a Kent Ewe with Lambs, a Wenleydale, Suffolk and others
ROARING LION, 40 cm long, bronze, edition 10 There is also a resin bronze edition of 10
TURNING CHEETAH and STALKING CHEETAH, Edition 10 Bronze, 20x14cm & 23 cm long,
A Large White Boar champion trophy made a long time ago in resin bronze, and the first of a small bronze edition of "The Pigs are Out!" (23 cm long).