Andrew Sinclair MRSS is recognised as a master of world-class figurative sculpture
“The re-creation of the human form is more than just the replication of what the eye sees – it is the point at which art and science meet to truly understand the wonder of the human anatomy in all its complexity. Realist, figurative sculpture has the power to stop us in our tracks and make us reflect on the human condition and our place in the world”.
Andrew Sinclair MRSS
- Andrew is a Member of the Royal Society of Sculptors.
- He has a 28-year professional career creating sculptures to commission.
- His work is featured in collections all around the world.
- All sculptures are created and managed in-house at his purpose-built professional studio/workshop in Bondleigh, Devon.
- He shares his world-renowned techniques through The Sculpture School and his book: ‘The Art of Earth and Fire’.
Andrew’s superb sense of design and composition is renowned – he captures the essence of his subjects in every commission, weaving their life’s narrative into the sculpture design itself. His sculptures are unique in their highly skilled attention to detail.
He was honoured to be awarded the commission for the Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Memorial Sculpture, which was unveiled by the Duke of Wellington in Halifax on Friday 17th May 2019. Brigadier Andrew Meek stated:
“Once unveiled it was clear to all that the memorial tells the history of the Regiment in an intriguing manner but at the same time is genuinely unique: there is no other like it that has been commissioned in recent years. Furthermore, the piece has an artistic merit of its own which along with the incredibly intricate and accurate detail means that a new standard for memorials of this type has been set both in terms of scale and complexity.
In summary the committee could not have selected a better artist for this commission. In undertaking it, Andrew Sinclair has more than met the original brief and for this the committee are forever grateful.”
Andrew’s other recent public commission, the life-size bronze sculpture of David Bowie was unveiled in Market Square, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire on 25th March 2018. It was a world-wide media event, with news of the unveiling being broadcast as far away as Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Canada.
Andrew’s impressive catalogue of work graces many distinguished historical properties and public places such as the Royal Box at Ascot and Crosby Hall (Sir Thomas More’s old palace in London), including multiple commissions for the late publisher Felix Dennis’s Garden of Heroes and Villains, most importantly his life & ¼ bronze memorial sculpture and the life-size bronze of Durer’s Rhino.
The Sculpture School
The Sculpture School was founded by sculptors Andrew Sinclair and Diane Coates in 2010 from a desire to bring their passion alive for a new generation of sculptors and share their unique methodology. Situated in purpose-built studio space near Okehampton, in the heart of the beautiful county of Devon in the South West of England, courses are held in a sanctuary of calm respite.
Having developed his own acclaimed technique of working –The Sinclair Method – Andrew Sinclair shares his profound knowledge and passion for figurative, realist sculpture and makes it accessible to everyone; from the creation of commissioned works to sharing his mastery to students of figurative sculpture from all over the world.
Using a highly student centred and fresh approach, The Sculpture School’s 4-Day sculpture workshops are designed to suit everyone whether they’re a beginner, experienced or a professional. Through demonstrations, group tuition and individual coaching students transform the way they work. By tapping into this unrivalled knowledge and experience (unavailable via mainstream colleges and universities), students acquire sculpture techniques and skills which, with practice, will take them a highly professional level of working.
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