is an English artist and sculptor that I would very much like
to introduce to you: Simon Gudgeon.
He not only has a great talent
but he is blessed with an incredible 'Eye'. As a wildlife sculptor,
Simon Gudgeon posesses the essential artist's skill ... the ability
to observe, evaluate and interpret the way animals and birds look
and move in the wild. This understanding of wildlife, one of his
greatest strengths, was learned growing up on his family's farm
His inspiration has always derived
from his passionate love of nature and this passion is displayed
in each and every sculpture.
He believes that before you sculpt a creature,
you have to understand it and where it comes from in order to truly
capture a true representation.
Simon Gudgeon's work is easily recognizeable.
Every piece is minimalist, uncluttered with detail yet the smooth,
flowing lines express flight and movement perfectly. Known for sculpting
both British and African wildlife, he is particularly admired for
his depictions of birds in flight.His exceptional presentations
of birds use ingenious bases that create the illusion that the sculptures
are floating rather than being anchored to the ground.
Without a doubt his signature style is most clearly
observed in his sculptures of Red Grouse. The smallest of details
- the curve of a beak, the angle of the neck... the shape of a wing
- combine to create a sculpture so evocative that you have to keep
watching to see when it will take flight!
For information: www.simongudgeron.com
Gill's Hole Farm, Redlynch,
Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 2JX