Tanya Russell is renowned for her life-like animal sculptures. Every sculpture is handmade in England, and sculptured in her Welsh studio. For tanya, her practise is not just about capturing animals, with her marks and movement; it's about the relationships with those animals and their welfare.
she says 'It’s wonderful always looking at and working with a subject that I love. I’ve sculpted since I was a child, and I’ve found throughout my life that expressing animals in clay is an evolving struggle of exploration and respect. I’ve lived with exotic birds, sheep, rescued fighting cockerels and snakes, and during my seven year apprenticeship worked with countless animals sculpted by my parents, sculptors Lorne McKean FRBS and Edwin Russell FRBS. Later, my love for animals led me to volunteer with Riverside Wildlife Hospital.'- Tanya russell, www.tanyarussell.com.
although tanya has done many commissions of people, and even written a book 'Modelling and sculpting the human figure,' she's always though of herself as an animal sculptor.
tanya is also commended for her charity work, having raised thousands for dozens of charities. this includes £20,000 for the battersea dogs and cats home.
to find more information on tanya, her charity work and her sculpture, please visit her own website.
the sculptures pictured below are available to purchase from our buy online page. our sculpture exhibit is open to the public daily, 10am-4pm, where we have 7 of tanya's sculptures on display.
weekly featured artists
HERE AT COURT ROBERT ARTS, WE'RE LUCKY TO HAVE SEVERAL ARTISTS AND EXHIBITORS FROM ALL OVER THE UK. IN ORDER TO SHOWCASE THEIR WORK IN FINER DETAIL, WE'RE BEGINNING OUR WEEKLY FEATURED ARTIST PAGE.